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We are recruiting volunteers and interested community stakeholders who are willing to invest in others with their time and their attention over a meal or dessert.

John and Chase Hansen


Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective.


“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”Steve Jobs


  • Those we sought to serve became our friends, our brothers and sisters. Their honest dialogue, radical candor, bravery, and desire to be part of our community taught us so much and opened our hearts.
  • Every movie and story about heroes, especially the ones about every day citizens that seek to make a difference.
  • The Opioid Crisis |The White House | Office of The President of the United States of America
  • The research on empathy, shame, and vulnerability by Brene’ Brown. Dare to Lead.
  • The social experiment, the Human Library facilitating connection and enlightenment through engineered conversation.
  • The research on early childhood trauma and addiction by Gabor Mate.
  • The work of Abraham Maslow in hierarchy of human needs, peak experiences, and positive psychology.
  • The research and application of the “World Cafe” model and conversational leadership by Juanita Brown.
  • The work of Kelly Brogan on the vital mind, and how food and well-being influence depression, anxiety, bi-polar and other mood disorders.
  • Strength Based Recovery Research.
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences study (A.C.E.).


Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving. It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs.


Design thinking is a powerful process for problem-solving that begins with understanding unmet customer needs. From that insight emerges a process for innovation that encompasses concept development, applied creativity, prototyping, and experimentation. When design thinking approaches are applied to business, the success rate for innovation improves substantially.

Design Thinking


Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health (SDOH).


A framework for prevention focuses not only on identifying protective factors but also on better understanding how those factors may contribute to or explain positive outcomes for children, families, and communities.


The concept of collective impact hinges on the idea that in order for organizations to create lasting solutions to social problems on a large-scale, they need to coordinate their efforts and work together around a clearly defined goal. The approach of collective impact is placed in contrast to “isolated impact,” where organizations primarily work alone to solve social problems and draws on earlier works on collaborative leadership, focused on collective goals, strategic partnerships, collective and independent action aligned with those goals, shared accountability, and a backbone “institutional worrier”. Collective impact is based on organizations forming cross-sector coalitions to make meaningful and sustainable progress on social issues.


L Governor Cox gives Chase Hansen a special service award from the State.
Chase delivering a key note speech to the Boy Scouts of America Great Salt Lake Council Woman in Scouting Banquet.
Meeting with Utah House of Rep Brad Daw discussing poverty and addiction at ADOBE HQ
Chase Hansen passing out 150 Jamba Juices to the homeless community at Pioneer Park in Downtown Salt Lake
Chief of Police UTA Fred Ross DIGNITY outreach
Chase taking Justin to the Dr. Justin was the first homeless advisor
Chase dropping off Justin from the hosptal back to the Road Home Shelter
Helping Justin get healthy food and a break from the recovery hospital
Pet therapy. Taking Justin to the animal shelter before his housing hearing
Dropping of Care packages inside the Road Home
Chase adds to Justin’s Halo kits
Visiting Justin — 4th time back at the hospital with infection
Temple Square for the first time
Moving Justin out of the Shelter
Pizza with Purpose at the Junction. Family Night
Suited for Good at Utah Woolen Mills
Upgraded Urban camper site with a donation from Cabellas
Chase leading a hike facilitating dad time
Up to bell caynons
Dad time with Mike and boys at War Hammer
Temple Square Christmas lights
Setting mike up for his first podcast to tell his story —
Cate Murphy from Samaritan Technologies volunteering feeding mike gourmet food. Quality Time.
Field Trip to Puppy Barn
Vaughn and Justin (peer mentoring) at Draper Days
UTAH WOOLEN MILLS: SUITED FOR GOOD. Getting Vaughn fitted for a suit.
Filling out SNAP (food stamps) with Vaughn and medicaid.
Passing out 30 bottles with mineral supplements
Taylorsville — Urban camper Lenoard goes to church and gets a blender bottle.
Taking friends from Midvale up the canyon for a hike and picnic


EMPATHY as a project was designed alongside community advocates and experts, and 100s of individuals experiencing homelessness and often addiction through a process called human centered design. We asked them what they needed.

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Kid Labs

Kid Labs


A Social Impact Company founded in 2013 by 4 year old businessman and philanthropist Chase Hansen and his dad, with a mission to be a global FORCE for good.