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The 2020 HALO ART-a-THON

At HALO, we believe art heals. Art transforms lives. Art unlocks self-expression in kids without a voice. Art is a key part of our HALO mission. Art is good for mental health. And with the #ArtDoesGood HALO campaign, it’s also good for homeless children. At HALO, we believe Art Heals. And let’s face it, we could all use a little …

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2020 Summer with HALO

In these uncertain times with COVID-19, HALO has been working hard to continue to help at-risk youth. Although this Summer looked different than others, we were still able to provide safe spaces and therapeutic programs because of your support. Here’s a quick recap of what happened this Summer: A large part of our HALO Jefferson City Girls Home is teaching …

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August Volunteers of the Month

Here at HALO, we always appreciate the love and support shown by our volunteers and staff. Their dedication is what helps HALO grow and thrive. Every month, we get the honor of choosing volunteers of the month.  Our August 2020 volunteer of the month is Chelsea Medlock at the KC HALO location.   She has been leading yoga with the kids …

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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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What are Amazon Wishlist and Meal Train?

Do you want to get involved and give back to HALO? Amazon Wishlist and Meal Train are just a few impactful ways you can help with our ongoing needs for our HALO children! . Amazon Wishlist Amazon Wishlist list is like a gift registry. HALO has created lists specific to locations’ needs and is accessible to anyone by link. Once …

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2020 Virtual Summer Showcase

On July 29, 2020, HALO held its first Virtual Summer Showcase! Hosted by the Kansas City Program Facilitator, Alayna Howard, this event celebrates and showcases the HALO youth artwork created after a Summer of developing their passions and talents in different Learning Center Summer programs.  With the difficulties of COVID-19, HALO KC was able to utilize different spaces to accommodate the new safety …

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July Volunteers of the Month

Our Kansas City volunteer of the month is a Kansas City local fashion designer, Whitney Manney! She has been teaching sewing classes to HALO youth in the Kansas City Learning Center this Summer. Whitney has volunteered with HALO for seven years and throughout that time has served in so many ways from the giving of her time to donating her …

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June Volunteer of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the support of our volunteers. In these difficult times, HALO volunteers have shown their strength by giving of themselves in time and resources. We are incredibly thankful for the love and support of all of our volunteers. We would like to highlight the work of one amazing volunteer who makes a difference in …

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Welcome new HALO Team Members to the Jefferson City Girls Home!

Please join us in welcoming three new team members to the HALO Jefferson City Girls Home! These team members bring with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for service of HALO youth. We are excited for them to join us and look forward to the difference they will make! Bonnie Janowiak retired from the Department of Natural Resources, and …

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A Spotlight on HALO Jefferson City

Since 2005, HALO Jefferson City has grown to consist of a HALO Home, Boys Program and Learning Center with multiple programs hosted by hard-working volunteers, leaders, and staff. In June, these efforts were recognized and further explored by Hannah Kiddoo Frevert from Jefferson City Magazine. In the article “A Place to Call Home” on June 25, 2020, the Jeff City …