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Jon Barnes is meeting goals and making strides towards a better life by working the Compassion House program.

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Jon Barnes thought he had a pretty normal life.

“I was living in Park Rapids; I had a partner with three kids, I had a job…things were going pretty good,” said Barnes.


But a couple of years ago, that all came crashing down.

He and his significant other broke up, he went bankrupt, lost his house and then began to really self-destruct.

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