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HALO Welcomes New Marketing Interns

We’re excited to introduce you to our new Kansas City Marketing Interns! We can’t do what we do without the help of our interns and volunteers. We are so appreciative of them, and inspired by their desire to help others. Meilene Robinette (pictured right) “While studying business I want to apply my skills in a real world experience and develop …

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HALO Staff Training: Cultivating A Culture of Inclusivity

Join us in celebrating Pride Month! At HALO, we welcome LGBTQ+ youth of all gender expressions and identities. We strive to make HALO a culture of inclusivity and love for all HALO youth. Did you know? 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ+ In order to educate staff so that they can effectively serve our HALO youth, HALO Program Facilitator Alayna …

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Elijah – Gulu Home

Join us in celebrating a HALO youth of great strength and resiliency! We are proud to highlight the story of Elijah, a young man who has been nurtured by the love and community of the Gulu Boys home. His story helps us illustrate the amazing work our HALO youth are able to achieve through your support. A HALO youth from …

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The Dwell Podcast with HALO CEO and Founder, Rebecca Welsh

Talk about sisterhood! Last month in a three-part podcast, Rebecca Welsh HALO Founder and CEO, was interviewed by Dwell. Created by Rebecca’s sisters Vera Schmitz and Natalie Abbott, Dwell is a company dedicated to helping people memorize and meditate with one bible verse each month. For Rebecca’s episodes, the foundation is “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take …

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Drake – Kibuli Boy Home

Our HALO youth inspire us with their motivation and resiliency in the face of great challenges. We introduce one of these such youth to highlight the life changing impact your contributions are making at HALO. Meet Drake, a mentor and leader in the Kibuli Boy home. Drake has overcome many challenges to make him into the leader he is today. …

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Stephen – Gulu, Uganda

We want and 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 …

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Love Heals.

HALO provides housing, healing, and education services for children across the globe. We work wherever kids who have been abused, abandoned, and orphaned, need to feel loved. Because at HALO, we believe love heals. We condemn the unjust treatment of Black children. Black Lives Matter. Deeply rooted levels of racism exist in our world, and it’s not okay. Systemic problems require systemic solutions. At …

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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 in Uganda

We have so many incredible HALO women all over the world we want to celebrate this Mother’s Day! Check out how youth from the Kibuli and Lungujja homes said Happy Mother’s Day to all of the incredible women in their lives below!                                     …

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May Volunteers of the Month

Here at HALO, we have been blown away by the love and support shown by our volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. The passion and kindness shown to our youth is inspiring. Every month, we get the honor of choosing volunteers of the month from both Kansas City and Jefferson City. This May, we want to recognize two very …