We discover and help Veterans and First Responders throughout the Pacific Northwest to access effective long-term solutions to transform Post-Traumatic Stress into Post-Traumatic Growth.

The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation believes that it is incumbent on every American citizen to be a part of the integral and critical support when a soldier returns home or a first responder memories of too many tragic calls he or she sees daily.  Too many struggles, and sometimes with trauma not always related to their service, that they can’t overcome with traditional methods.  We are at the forefront in the PNW to create or find strength-based programs that help those who serve find fulfilled lives with passion and purpose, separate from the tremendous and courageous work that they do to keep us safe.  We offer a strong fabric of support through workshops, retreats, monthly huddles and help them find the right resources and relationships.  The right response!

Our Programs

The foundation offers connection for our military and first responders with monthly Huddles, and Wellness Workshops to help them make peace with their past for a better future and strategically planning for the creation of the Northwest Passage, a comprehensive wellness veteran center. 

Our Events

Part of our mission is to raise awareness and funding for programs that enrich the lives of soldiers and their families in a tangible way. Our events have been embraced by the community, sponsors and media alike.

Our Programs

PTSD Foundation offers a variety of programs to help veterans and first responders come together and find peace.

Do You Need Help?

If you are in a crisis and need to talk right away, or you are concerned about somebody else, there is always someone to listen and help.