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Noah Gives Back By Leading a Workshop on Goal Setting

The Kansas City Learning Center came full circle this week when long-time HALO youth, Noah, helped HALO staff lead a workshop on goal setting for local youth emergency shelter teens. Noah was asked to teach the workshop on Goal-Setting, because he has accomplished so many of the goals he set for himself. He also first came to HALO with this …

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3 Examples: The Impact of Achieving a Goal for a HALO Child

Lauren Bateman, Jefferson City Lead Residential Supervisor writes: “The residents in our Jefferson City HALO Home set goals on a monthly basis to get them where they want to be before they move out. Every month, they meet with Residential Supervisors and go over goals and progress. Some of their goals are short-term and small like passing a test or …

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HALO Honors Volunteers of the Month Sarah and Matt Dodge

HALO honors Volunteers of the Month Sarah and Matt Dodge. This dynamic duo continues to support HALO by providing meals at our HALO workshops/events, has donated clothing and put together shelves, and is a HALO advocate in the community. Sarah has helped HALO for months with our database management, best practices, trainings and has made us more efficient with e-communication. …

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13th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction Feb. 23, Benefiting At-Risk and Homeless Children; Announcing 2018 Award Winners: Advocates, Volunteer, Artist, Supporters, and Star of the Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Nicole Gerken Jan. 25, 2018 (816) 841-3360 or nicolegerken@haloworldwide.org Kansas City, MO — Kansas City nonprofit HALO is hosting its 13th Annual ArtReach Auction event at The Brass on Baltimore (1228 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64105) on Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Honorary Co-Chairs are Bryan & Jody Albers. The Diamond Sponsor …

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Now Hiring for a Youth Care Manager at the Jefferson City HALO Home

HALO is now hiring for a Youth Care Manager at the HALO Jefferson City Home. HALO Youth Care Manager is a full-time position that will focus on the HALO Housing Program.  Responsibilities of the position include: Assesses youth needs & eligibility for the HALO Home and refers to other services when necessary Collaborate with Jefferson City school system, law enforcement and …

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#HumansofHALO Meet Damaris

“These kids bring me eternal joy. One of the happiest moments I have as a social worker for HALO was when I was able to get three siblings from where they were staying and bring them to the Baraka Home. They had no food to eat, no water to drink, and no smiles on their faces. When I arrived at …

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A Story About Belief

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh writes: “This is a story about belief. About 15 years ago, I was a young girl with a heavy heart. I had returned from a 6 month mission trip in Honduras where I met children who were starving and living on the streets. When I came back to the U.S., I told people around me I desperately …

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Four Million Youth Homeless Nationwide

A recent article from Mother Jones discusses how over 4 million children across the United States are homeless throughout the year. They point to a recent study by the University of Chicago and a report from the Journal of Adolescent Health that reveals the stark realities and uncertainties many youth are confronted with on a daily basis. “Young people simply …

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HALO Holiday Party Brings Joy to 40 Children

HALO hosted its 5th Annual Kansas City Holiday Party on Dec. 13, 2017. Nearly 40 HALO children celebrated by decorating cookies, crafting holiday cards and ornaments, eating pizza and playing classic board games such as Candy Land. We even had special guests Tristian Griffin and Madison Salazar performing a dance from “The Nutcracker.” What a treat! At the end of …

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HALO Honors Volunteer of the Month Carly Rae Robinson

This month, we honor Carly Rae Robinson as our Volunteer of the Month. Carly has been volunteering for HALO in a variety of aspects all year. Everything from working directly with our Fairfax children to her serving as the volunteer Art Director role for the annual ArtReach Auction, plus donating her incredible floral watercolor artwork from Carly Rae Studio, and …