MCLEAN, Va. – (March 31, 2014) – DynCorp International (DI) today announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to provide support to families of fallen DI personnel. TAPS has established similar formal agreements with each branch of the U.S. military, but this partnership is the first TAPS has established with a private company.
Through this agreement, TAPS and DI’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), designed to support DI employees and their families, will work together to provide survivors of DI employees comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources.
“TAPS has graciously supported many DI families since 2010,” said Steve Gaffney, DynCorp International chairman and chief executive officer. “We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to continue working with TAPS, coordinating the most comprehensive care for family members of those who lose a loved one while working with DI.”
“TAPS has provided invaluable support to DI families and I know that our survivors truly appreciate the formalization of our relationship,” said Michael Warren, vice president, DynCorp International EAP.
“We are pleased to sign a memorandum of agreement with DynCorp International that will provide bereavement care and support to DI employees who die while serving to support the military mission,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS president and founder. “Many of DI’s employees are recent veterans who served for many years in our military.”
About Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivor (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 35,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, 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 resource and information helpline at 800.959.TAPS.
About DynCorp International
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