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HALO Celebrations

Our HALO youth continue to amaze us with what they are capable of accomplishing! No matter what is going on in our world, we want to make sure to celebrate all of our kids’ successes as a family would. This month, we want to celebrate three of our HALO girls who are taking on the world and all it has …

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Mother’s Day – Part 2

Check out part 2 of our Mother’s Day series! We spoke with HALO Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard about her role with HALO and what being a part of the HALO family means to her. Q: What brought you to HALO and made you interested in this role? A: I started as a volunteer in 2014. The first impression …

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Mother’s Day – Part 1

Happy Mother’s Day from our team at HALO! We believe that the foundation of a family is crucial for our HALO youth to have, and we are proud to fill that role for them. We make sure that our kids are surrounded by individuals who prioritize their safety and well-being above all else and become their HALO family. To celebrate Mother’s …

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Joshua – Kibuli Home

We love to highlight our awesome kiddos and the stories of them rising up to take on some of life’s toughest challenges.  Meet Joshua, one of our amazing HALO youth from Uganda. Joshua faced the harsh reality of living on the streets with his siblings at an extremely young age. In 2018, he came to the HALO Kibuli Home and …

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REBECCA – LUNGUJJA GIRL’S HOME

Our HALO youth continuously amaze us with their determination and resiliency in life after so many of them face intense hardships and struggles. We are proud to highlight the story of Rebecca, a 15-year-old girl from the Oyam district in Northern Uganda, in East Africa who has shown exactly what it means to stay determined.  Rebecca is the oldest of …

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Staying Strong in Times of Uncertainty

In the past 15 years of HALO we can honestly say that we have never experienced a time that has changed so rapidly as we have with the world and it’s response to COVID-19. While it is easy (and valid) to get into the mindset of feeling defeated or unsure of what will come next, here at HALO we challenge …

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Partner Spotlight: reStart

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2017-2018 school year an estimated 36,006 public school students in Missouri experienced homelessness over the course of the year. At HALO we are so lucky to have such a strong community around us who support and partner with us to fight …

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HALO Youth Marjai Shares ‘HALO Effect’ at INSPIRED BY WOMEN Benefit

Photo Credit Caroline Fiss HALO held a discussion of notable female leaders who are making a difference called INSPIRED BY WOMEN on Nov. 7 at the Gramercy Park Hotel Terrace in New York. Moderated by Cheddar Anchor Jill Wagner, panel speakers included Actress and Film Director Bryce Dallas Howard, Moroccanoil Co-Founder Carmen Tal, Veronica Beard Co-Founders Veronica M. Beard and …

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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day. Here at HALO we are surrounded by so many strong women. Women who have defied the odds. We are honored to stand behind these women and to continue fighting for the rights of women around the world. Together we make a difference. Together we shape our future.