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Community Outreach Success Stories

Juma is a 22-year-old who lives in Lungujja. He lost his parents at a very young age causing him to grow up on his own and miss out on formal education. He developed amazing musical talents at a young age and found his love for drumming. This love of drumming got him a job as a musical instrumentalist playing for …

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Congratulations to our Graduates!

At HALO, we have the privilege of not only getting to know the unique and special stories of each of our youth but also getting to see them succeed. Our youth overcome obstacles with such tenacity. They learn to value themselves through the mentors and friends they meet along the way, and that is why seeing them succeed is so …

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Updates in Uganda

Recently the kids in Uganda have been very busy! A total of 1,384 youth are served in the Uganda Learning Center, and it keeps growing. The kids have been a part of various activities including, reading, sewing, cosmetology training, kickboxing, and much more. Here are a few pictures of the kids enjoying their time. We even got a picture of …

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HALO Heat

Every day there are children all over the world who go home to an empty house. That house might be empty because they have a mother working two jobs to make ends meet, or it might be because they have parents who are complacent or ill equipt. Either way, it can be lonely and isolating. In the last year many …

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Former Homeless Youth and Now Poet Marjai Becomes the Voice for the Voiceless

HALO Short Documentary Features HALO Alum Marjai’s Healing Journey Through Poetry with Exclusive Surprise Oprah Winfrey Interview (Kansas City, MO) — HALO, a nonprofit that serves homeless and at-risk children around the world, launched its short documentary featuring 20-year-old HALO Alum Marjai sharing how poetry saved her life, followed by an exclusive surprise interview with Oprah Winfrey. “HALO provides housing, …

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HALO’s Locations

Throughout the years and with your support, we have grown significantly to serve more children. HALO now includes scholarship programs, HALO Homes, and Learning Centers all over the world. We now have locations in Kansas City, Jefferson City, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, and India. HALO Kansas City, Missouri: HALO was founded in KCMO in 2005 with the mission “to help one more …

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Stephen – Gulu, Uganda

We love to share our amazing HALO kids who defy the odds! Here is Stephen’s story. In 2007, Stephen was recruited from Rwotobilo Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camp at the tender age of 7. Coming from a difficult and challenging home, he was very quiet, introverted, and shy with low self-esteem. His biggest dream was to become a farmer. Living …

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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 …