TAPS Peer Mentor Program

Having a TAPS Peer Mentor means you'll never walk alone. TAPS is committed to sharing the grief journey with you, walking alongside you for as long as you need. Whether you're further along in your grief journey and ready to support another survivor, or newly bereaved and reaching for hope, the peer-to-peer model of survivors helping survivors has proven to be healing and elevate hopefulness.

The TAPS Peer Mentor Program equips survivors, at least 18 months past their loss, with the tools and skills needed to serve as a mentor to fellow survivors looking for support from someone who truly understands the unique aspects of military tragedy and who has walked in their shoes. A peer mentor is there to listen when you need someone to talk to, to be a friend when you're feeling lonely, and to celebrate the personal triumphs in your grief journey.

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Request a Peer Mentor »

TAPS Peer Mentors have experienced a military loss and understand your grief journey. When you request a peer mentor, you are matched with a volunteer who is trained to be a source of companionship and understanding.

"We walk this journey together, hand-in-hand and step-by-step. We are never alone as we navigate through this grief journey, because two is always better than one!"
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Become a Peer Mentor »

If you are an adult survivor at least 18 months beyond the loss of your own loved one and ready to comfort and give hope to another bereaved person, consider becoming a TAPS Peer Mentor. 

"I felt a growing sense of strength from being a peer mentor. It gave me a feeling of satisfaction and peace to comfort another mother grieving the loss of her son."
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Current Peer Mentors »

TAPS offers resources for our trained peer mentors to help them continually grow in their ability to support other survivors. We offer monthly chats, training opportunities, and other ways to support the TAPS mission.

"TAPS has been a great and much needed resource for my personal and unique journey. I've met amazing people and have a network of support that I can lean on."

Please call 800-959-TAPS (8277) or email peermentors@taps.org with any questions.