Everyone’s Journey To Recovery Is Unique
As a peer-focused group, we understand that everyone’s journey to recovery is unique. Our peer-led organization encourages participants to share their lived experiences in a safe environment. Learn more about our Heroes Comfort team.
Our community offers a place of support, acceptance, and understanding to those looking to recover from trauma. This type of support system creates an environment for recovering individuals to thrive and find the peace they need to move forward in their journey.
Lari Jones, Chairperson
Hi, I am Lari (pronounced “Larry”). The reason I agreed to help with this organization is multi-fold. However, one thing is for sure, helping people helps me. I discovered this about myself in my late 20’s, and it has been something that I have strived to do in some way in each stage of my life.
I have spent 20 years in the home healthcare field providing care to the elderly and physically challenged, beginning with caregiving and eventually as a Director for a non-medical home care company. During this time, I served on a volunteer Board of Directors for James Irwin Charter Schools. In my ten years on the BOD, 4 of those years, I served as Vice-President. What started as curiosity about education and parent choice quickly evolved into a commitment to providing quality, character-driven education to all children. In addition, I spent many years volunteering for the church I attended as the Hospitality Director.
I have been married to my husband, Rick, for 23 years, and we have three grown sons that we could not be prouder of. Two years ago, we decided that we needed a change and moved from Colorado Springs, CO, to Hiawatha, Kansas. The quiet, small-town life is perfect for us! Currently, I am employed as a Family Support Worker for a child placement agency. Our goal is to reintegrate children who have been removed from their homes to their parents. It is certainly a different career path than I expected, but I find it challenging and rewarding. I am also a full-time student working towards a degree in Healthcare Administration.
Vice president - operations
Deborah Jones, Master Firefighter/LCSW
VICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE
We are currently looking to fill this position.
VICE PRESIDENT - MARKETING
Jayne Baker, .
gabe taggart - AT Large Member
Jayne Baker, .