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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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The Power of Trauma Informed Yoga

Entering into the Spring season means that it is a time when we can take a step back and focus on various areas of self-care. One of the most powerful outlets for self-care for our HALO youth is through attending trauma informed yoga and meditation classes at the HALO Learning Center.   According to healthline.com, a traumatic event is an …

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

Photo Credit Caroline FissHALO 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 Veronica …

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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.

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HALO Thanksgiving 2018

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh writes: We just finished Thanksgiving Dinner at one of our HALO Homes. One of our HALO girls Leah stood up bravely, and said she was thankful for the opportunity of a new life and grateful for her HALO family. I walked away overwhelmed with gratitude. Seeing our kids gathered in a room, safe, and loved makes …

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Madison’s Art Gallery

Tenacious. That’s the word Madison uses to describe her artwork and herself.Madison has been painting and drawing since she was 3, and has continually grown as an artist. Presently, she has a collection displayed as part of the SWELL show. She calls it “Expressional Growth”, inspired by the way she has grown as a person and an artist. It’s a …

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Gifts That Give Back

Holiday Gift InspirationDownload Your Holiday Greeting Card HereIf you are looking for a way to redefine the giving spirit this holiday season, get some inspiration with our gifts that give back. Day 1: Give the Gift of Security One of our 16-year-old girls who lives in a HALO Home had to go to the hospital for a high fever. When the nurse …

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Painting, Virtual Reality, Professional Development at the HALO Learning Center

October has been an eventful month in the Kansas City Learning Center. We welcomed back 13 Fairfax kids to start a new year of programming. Fairfax is an alternative high school and has partnered with HALO for two years. As a background for our readers, all of Fairfax classes are online, and in the past, most of the students struggled …