TAPS Families Connect at Healing Retreat in Montana Big Sky Country

Family members find hope and support gathering to honor their fallen heroes


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Tragedy Assistance Program Survivors (TAPS) will host the families of America’s fallen military heroes at a healing retreat in Emigrant, Mont., July 2-6. The five-day event will offer challenging activities designed to give family members the opportunity to honor their loved ones, connect with peers and find new tools to cope with their grief.

The TAPS Retreat will be held at West Creek Ranch in Montana’s Paradise Valley just north of Yellowstone National Park. “Being close to nature is always therapeutic,” said TAPS Founder and President Bonnie Carroll. “We’re grateful to our partners, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, for providing a peaceful place to heal and honor our lost loved ones. Through activities that push our boundaries and in quiet moments of reflection, our families find support in knowing they will never travel their grief journey alone.”

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 75,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).