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Graduation Celebrations

That feeling of true accomplishment, that fete of having completed something so many years in the making… Graduation. Most of us can remember the magic of graduation day. We remember what it was like to feel both relieved at the thought of finishing something and a little overwhelmed at the bigness of what was ahead. At HALO this year, we …

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Spring Fun

Spring has finally arrived, and we couldn’t be more ready at the Jefferson City Girls Home. We celebrate every season and work to create memorable moments and traditions for the kids who live at HALO. We want them to see that there is beauty in change and give them a foundation of celebration to take with them after they leave …

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HALO in the News

There are a lot of different aspects of HALO. As an organization, we aim to be the foundation of a family for kids around the world who need one. We provide housing, healing, and education to those kids and strive to meet their needs so they can thrive in the future. That looks different for every HALO kid we meet. …

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Facing the Facts: A HALO Perspective on Human Trafficking by Aubony Chalfant, LCPC

By: Aubony Chalfant, LCPC HALO’s Mission stands for much more than the physical and mental well-being of children. Human Trafficking is a tragic but real issue that even we have to confront. Our focus is housing, healing, and education for homeless and at-risk children locally and worldwide.  Unfortunately, this population is more at risk for human trafficking due to the …

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$22,000 raised for #ArtDoesGood

Giving Tuesday marked the conclusion of this year’s annual #ArtDoesGood fundraiser, and the outcome turned out better than anyone could expect. The money raised goes a long way towards providing love and healing to children worldwide who may not be receiving enough of it already. This year we were fortunate enough to receive support from individuals, groups, families, and teams. …

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HALO Wins Three Golds at 2021 Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards

HALO received three Gold awards from this year’s 2021 Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards! #1: Gold in the “Special Event Campaign” category. This was for HALO’s first fully virtual live-streamed auction, The Main Event: A Fight to End Childhood Homelessness. Watch the full event below.Special thanks to Oprah Winfrey for her contribution to this year’s Art Auction. And don’t forget to …

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July Volunteers of the Month

Kansas City Volunteer of the Month: David Thornhill is the Founder and Creative Director of Nuance, a marketing and advertising agency. We have been lucky enough to work with him over the last few years. David provides creative branding support on all our campaigns and events and is such an important part of HALO. We are so grateful for David’s insight …

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Life Skill of July: Respect

Every month, we focus on a new life skill. This month’s life skill is respect. HALO youth participated in various activities to learn different ways to show respect and what being respected looks like. The kids used worksheets to reflect on the best ways to show respect to themselves at school, home, and to the environment. See the pictures below to …

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HALO Featured on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna

As a child, HALO Alum Marjai endured abuse and bounced between homeless shelters before she eventually found healing through poetry. Now, she’s helping youth experiencing homelessness discover their voices, a mission that caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey. Watch the full story here on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.WATCH FULL STORYOn TODAY with Hoda & JennaWatch Marjai’s full short documentary …

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June Volunteers of the Month

With the school year wrapping up, we want to extend an extra thank-you to the HALO Haven volunteers who supported our youth through their virtual learning this year! We are so grateful to have volunteers that take the time to form positive relationships with our kids.  They appreciate you more than you know! Thank you to our Kansas City Volunteers …