The Hero Effect – Episode Synopsis

The Hero Effect will premiere on November 12th with two back to back episodes (30 minutes). And then there will be two more episodes every second Saturday of the month after that until all ten have aired. Below is a look at what will be featured on each of the episodes.

Episode One: “Mission United”“: Founded by Stephen Moss, who was inspired after his daughter returned from deployment injured, Mission United supports military veterans and their families. (November 12)

Episode Two: “Café Momentum”: Chef Chad Houser created this Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility to transform the lives of at-risk youth who have spent time in juvenile facilities (November 12)

Episode Three: “More too Life”: Brook Bello used her story of survival as a way to reach out to other victims of human trafficking to help them heal and restore their own lives. (December 10)

Episode Four: “Mary’s Center“: Maria Gomez, a nurse in the District of Columbia’s Department of Health, founded this federally qualified health center to provide health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet. (December 10)

Episode Five: “Raising Readers in Story County”: Carolyn Jons leads the effort to help improve language and literacy development in children, and nurture healthy family relationships.(January 14, 2017)

Episode Six: “Rising Tide Car Wash”: Founded by John and Tom D’Eri, Rising Tide Carwash hires individuals with autism and teaches them job skills to help them on a path towards independent living. (January 14, 2017)

Episode Seven: “Treehouse”: Founded by Judy Cockerton, Treehouse is a multi-generational affordable community connecting the elderly with families in foster care or who have been adopted. (February 11, 2017)

Episode Eight: “Katie’s Krops”: 17-year-old Katie Stagliano started this organization to teach kids about growing vegetables and how providing those crops to disadvantaged populations can help fight hunger. (February 11, 2017)

Episode Nine: “Cheyenne River Youth Project”: Project leader Julie Garreau works with young people from poverty stricken Native American families in the Eagle Buttle, SD, community to create services that foster healthy choices and life practices. (March 11, 2017)

Episode Ten: “Indo Jax Surf Charities”: Jack Viorel leads this organization, which empowers disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf. (March 11, 2017)

Be sure to tune in and watch these amazing stories and meet the amazing heroes that Emily and her co-host Donald Driver have spent the last year meeting and hearing their stories.