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Support Organizations

Besides Survivor Outreach Services, there are several other organizations that may also provide aid and support to survivors.

 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS):

TAPS is an organization that is dedicated to supporting anyone and everyone who has ever been affected by a service member's death that occurred on active duty. TAPS provides, at no cost to the survivor, a national peer support network, grief-counseling referral service, crisis intervention (24 hours a day) and case worker assistance. You may call 1-800-368-TAPS (+1 (800)368-8277) to speak with a TAPS counselor. They also publish a quarterly newsletter.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
910 17th St., NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 800-959-TAPS (+1 (800)959-8277)

 Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.:

Gold Star Wives of America (GSW) is an organization of and for survivors of servicemembers who died on active-duty or whose death was related to service-connected disabilities. GSW represents survivor's interest before Congress, because survivor benefits are different from servicemembers, veterans and families.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, Al 35236-1986
Phone: +1 (888)751-6350

 Gold Star Awareness, Inc.:

The primary purpose of Gold Star Awareness is to provide emotional, peer, and resource support to Gold Star families who have suffered the death of a loved one who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, and inform the military and public of the significance of the Gold Star Lapel Button and the families who wear it.

Gold Star Awareness, Inc.
711 Satinleaf Ave.
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Phone: +1 (813)891-6410

 Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund:

Provides emotional, educational and financial assistance to families affected by a loss or severe disability and those who fall through the cracks or lie within the "grey area", such as rising stateside deaths of our military personnel. These families fall outside the government agencies and other charitable organization's guidelines.

P.O. Box 1099
Temple Hills, MD 20757
Phone: +1 (301)685-3421, Toll Free 866-96-CFSRF

 The Society of Military Widows:

The Society of Military Widows gives moral support, advice, referral service and, in general, help to widows of career military members to return to the mainstream of normal living. It also educates the American public concerning the problems and needs of military widows in today's society.


 Veterans' Widows International Network, Inc.:

The Veterans' Widows International Network informs veterans' Survivors of benefits for which they might qualify; assists in gathering documents needed to substantiate and submit claims; point them to where they will receive best service; and keeps them abreast of legislative changes

3657 E. South Laredo St
Aurora, CO 80013
Phone: +1 (303)693-4745

 A Soldier's Child:

Their mission is to serve the children of fallen military personnel who have given their lives on active duty while defending the United States of America through birthday celebrations, mentorship programs, and college scholarships.


 Snowball Express:

Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.