2021 Programs: Triumph Over Tragedy
2021 Programs: Life After Loss
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The Onsite Foundation provides trauma-informed counseling and emotional health education that transforms individuals and communities.

The Onsite Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.

How We Help

The Onsite Foundation is committed to providing tools, support and a safe community for individuals who have experienced trauma to find hope and healing.  The Onsite Foundation provides full scholarships to ensure all persons have access to the best trauma-informed therapies and services, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.

The Onsite Foundation is proud to provide the following therapeutic programs:

Triumph Over Tragedy

Survivors of mass shootings

Life After Loss

Bereaved parents who have lost children

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The Symbolism: The Dove in the Oak Tree

The Symbolism: The Dove in the Oak Tree

The oak tree is one of the most loved trees in the world. It’s a symbol of strength, morale, resistance, and knowledge.  Young seedling oak trees have tap roots. Unlike the fibrous roots that grow in shallow soil around the base of a plant, tap roots grow deep into the soil and originate directly beneath the tree’s trunk.  This configuration of underground tentacles is the source of health or illness for the tree.  The Onsite Foundation’s tools and resources help trauma survivors establish deep, healthy tap roots that will serve as an anchor when the winds of life blow and threaten to sway the tree; it will not be moved.   The leaves and branches provide shade and a safe place for rest.

The Aguilegia flower’s common name – “columbine” – comes from the Latin word for “dove”.   The taste is sweet and safe in moderation; however, the roots and seeds are highly toxic.  In the same way, the residual effects of trauma can become toxic and those affected may appear okay on the outside, but the emotional wounds last long after the event.   The Onsite Foundation pays tribute to those affected by the Columbine tragedy 20 years ago.

The Onsite Foundation provides a safe environment for all who attend to find hope, rest, and healing.

Survivor Blog

We are designed for relationship and community. We were never meant to walk alone through suffering and pain, but to bear the burden for one another. Our Blog is a place where you can find stories from other survivors, letters from our Advisory Councils, and encouragement for your healing journey.  You are not alone.  You are seen, you are heard, you are deeply loved, you are valued and you belong. We are for you, and we are for your healing.

We must learn, as individuals and as a culture, to face our trauma and resolve our emotional pain.  By doing so, we will have the potential to strengthen the fabric of our families, our communities and our world.

I attended the Living Centered Program and it was incredible! Through their process I was able to identify a missing piece with my healing/development that was keeping me stuck and determine action steps for change.

I also met some incredible, supportive people and it was amazing to be in a such a safe, vulnerable, empowering environment for a week. Bill Lokey was so relatable as he led the program and delivered so many "aha moments" when speaking in our group sessions. It's abundantly clear that everyone at Onsite truly loves the participants and are invested in their healing and growth. Everything from the grounds and accommodations to the food was also fantastic and it was a week of my life I will never forget.

Sending a huge heartfelt thank you to those at Onsite for sharing yourselves and your gifts with the world!

Kari J.

Will save your life.
So amazing.

I've never met anyone who left this place not changed forever. I love these people. Ryan, Bill, Miles....angels in human skin suits.
Freakishly nice and authentically kind.

Love this place.

Marie A.

The living centered program at Onsite saved my life, my marriage and my relationship with my children. It is the best thing I have done for myself as an adult. It gave me hope and restored my faith in humanity. I am close to six months out from my program and continue in big and small ways to use what I learned to have a better quality of life. It set me on a path I didn't think was mine to be on. A path of emotional wholeness. Not every day is a good or easy day but I now know I don't have to live in that place and have tools and support from the people I went to Onsite with. Thank you for all that you do.

Trey B.

My husband and I moved to Nashville a year and a half ago after he signed to a label in the area. I underestimated the toll his career and the move would take on my heart. I found myself weary, broken, tired, and on the brink of a relapse. My therapist at Porter's Call asked if I would go to Onsite. I said "yes." Then she told me the cost and I said "I can't." She connected me to The Onsite Foundation. Getting the call that my request for funds was approved was the beginning of getting my life back. Upon graduation from my time at Onsite I was asked what the one thing I was leaving with was. I answered "myself." Because of your generous donors, the hard work of your staff, and your incredible hearts, I was able to find myself again. Thank you for helping me find myself and save myself. I feel that my words do not express my gratitude enough. My husband and I have every intention of repaying this gift over time so others can be afforded the same experience.

Emily T.

I’d known for some time that wanted, no, needed the help that Onsite provides. I’d go to the website and read the program descriptions and wish I knew how I could afford to make a visit possible. Each time I felt close to pulling together the fees, something got in the way - my bathroom flooded, my HVAC went out, my dog needed expensive vet treatment. Yet I knew I was supposed to go to Onsite.

Then one day I learned about The Onsite Foundation and how they provided financial scholarships to attend Onsite. Their financial aid was my sign from God that I truly WAS supposed to go to Onsite!

Because of the Onsite Foundation’s faith in my ability to change, I was able to spend an incredible week in the Living Centered Program! I worked through heartbreak and shame that had held me back for longer than I can remember. Because of the Onsite Foundation’s support, I now stand in strength, looking people in the eyes, speaking my truth. I will be forever grateful to the Onsite Foundation for believing I was worth supporting, and I will spend the rest of my life paying that gift forward! THANK YOU Onsite Foundation!

Michelle T.

I am blessed to have attended the Veterans Living Centered Program in early 2017. Wow, what a difference. Veterans are a unique group. We struggle to connect with non-veterans and we don't open up as easily as many people do, unless we are with other veterans. We are accepted by other veterans. Many of us have been shot at, been in combat, and that trauma is a unique trauma. We sometimes downplay the importance of how family dynamics impacts our families and current relationships. This program really helped unravel the trauma from both my military service and my family experiences.


It's all about love.


I came here and grief was an enemy; now it is my friend.

Life After Loss participant

I'm so grateful for this Foundation. It has healed a lot of hearts.


I lost my beautiful son Sam four years ago in a ski accident. I feel like I’ve made strong progress moving through my grief, yet I have been feeling stuck and frustrated for some time. The past weeks Life After Loss program was incredible. The curriculum was so well thought out. Some of it was based in science other parts through decades of hands-on work by the very talented and knowledgeable Onsite staff. Because of Covid, we had our program provided remotely over zoom. I initially had my doubts on how to program such as this was such a sensitive topic could work remotely. To my surprise enjoy it went flawlessly. Participants were able to connect with the facilitator and each other in ways that greatly exceeded my expectations. Tears were shed, hearts were opened, and faces lit up, for many for the first time in a long time. I was so pleasantly surprised that after four years this program was able to crack open my heart in ways that were so needed and help me dig deeper that I have at any other point during my grieving process. On top of everything, I connected so deeply with other participants that we will have lifelong friendships and be of service and support for each other. I would strongly recommend this program for anyone who has lost a child. Our loss is unique and there's so much to benefit from doing this beautiful special work with others who share similar loss and pain.

Ron - Life After Loss Alumni


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