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New $6 Million Housing Center for Homeless Teens in the Works

KSHB-TV Reported Dec. 12, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City organization helping homeless and at-risk youth said the need is increasing. HALO (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) recently started a big effort to help get a roof over more kids’ heads. The organization is launching a $6 million project to build a new learning center and housing that can …

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HALO November and December Guest Speaker of the Month

November’s Life Skill is “Health”. HALO invited Kelli Jones to join us to speak at our monthly staff meeting. Kelli took a holistic approach to health, focusing on mind, body, and spirit. Kelli talked about the importance of prioritizing sleep to let your body heal.  Creating a bed time routine is helpful to let your body know it is time …

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HALO’s Rebecca Welsh Honored at Ingram’s 2018 Local Heroes and Philanthropist of the Year Luncheon

HALO is excited to announce that Rebecca Welsh has been nominated and selected among Ingram’s 2018 Local Heroes. This also includes six other Local Heroes as well as six Corporate Champions and the 2018 Philanthropist of the Year—Kent and Charlie Sunderland of the Sunderland Foundation. She was honored at the Ingram’s special recognition luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 :30 p.m. in the …

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Coats for a Cause

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? The cold and snowy weather paints a perfect holiday picture, but can be miserable for some of the kids we work with. Many don’t have a coat to protect them from this weather. Luckily, our new partners, Equinox&Solstice, are helping to alleviate that issue.  “Equinox&Solstice began with a mission in mind and passion …

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News Release: Local at-risk youth honored as featured artist in a professional exhibit

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Nicole GerkenDec. 3, 2018                                                                                  nicolegerken@haloworldwide.orgLocal at-risk youth honored as featured artist in a professional exhibit Kansas City, Mo. – HALO celebrates Madison Thurman’s first professional artist appearance at Perennial Places & Premier Financial Partners SWELL exhibit. This honor turned Thurman’s lifelong dream of becoming a professional artist into a reality. Join us on Friday, Dec. 7th at 3 – 6 p.m. …

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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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HALO Honors November Volunteers of the Month

HALO Jefferson City’s Volunteer of the month is Jayne Gratz. We have been so fortunate to have Jayne as a part of the family because of her energy and willingness to help. Jayne is up for any task that comes her way and the girls love being around her. Her great sense of organization and style have been instrumental in …

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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 …

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Gifts That Give Back

Holiday Gift Inspiration Download Your Holiday Greeting Card Here 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 asked if she had a safe place to sleep, she said, “For the first time in my life, I can say yes.” …

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GivingTuesday

This Holiday season, we are celebrating what we have accomplished together, starting with GivingTuesday. This is a movement where anyone, anywhere can make a difference. Join together with individuals, organizations, and communities around the world in giving back this Tuesday, November 27th. As a HALO family, we are Better Together. We have an urgent need this holiday. Three siblings need …