Who We Are

The Thompson Family

Our passion is helping families who have children with special needs find the hope, peace, and joy that God has for them, even in the midst of storms that come our way.

We have been married since 1986 and we have two adult children – Justin and Hali. Justin married Monica Sisneros in 2015, and they blessed us with our first grandchild – Ella Grace – in 2016.

Brad & Karen have worked with families since 1989 and began The HALI Project in 1999. Brad is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S). Karen completed all of her classroom work for a Master’s degree in Psychology, and says that raising Hali and working with Brad should count as her thesis.

The HALI Project is a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1999 to help families of children with special needs face unique challenges. Our mission is to inspire people with special needs and their families through teaching and encouragement; and to improve the quality of services these families receive.