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Apr 4, 2019

In 2010, while fostering a 16-year-old, Peter and Julie Bartolini became aware of the how group homes worsened the relational trauma foster kids experience and the need for a better solution. After years of planning the ideal experience, in 2016 they were awarded a contract with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and...

Mar 19, 2019

Ricky Raley has seen more than his share of trauma. While in Iraq in 2007-2008, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near him, and he suffered a brain injury as a result. Six months later, he lost the use of his legs in a car accident. But he is not slowing down.

Ricky rode 1500 miles on his his first hand...

Feb 28, 2019

What does a deployed soldier do when told his replacement helmet will arrive in TWO MONTHS, and he has to go on a mission NOW?

Today we talk with Jake Jones, Director of Donor Development and Strategic Engagement for

Their motto is "When our troops request it, Troops Direct supplies it, plain and...

Feb 24, 2019

What does a former CIA Operative have to say about the “All In” mindset?

 Tom Pecora spent 24 years in the CIA’s Protective Operations Cadre in multiple war zones across Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, doing the kind of work few are even aware exists.

 Over the course of a...

Feb 16, 2019

Making a real difference in your local community!

Ben Sand was described to us by the President of Building Champions as the most "all in" person he knows. Ben is the CEO of the Portland Leadership Foundation ( whose Mission is "to strengthen and develop leadership for the spiritual and social...