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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 …

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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. …