“Welcome Home” Volunteer Project Day

With the new Kansas City HALO Homes close to being open for homeless youth in the greater Kansas City area, over 60 middle school students from Santa Fe Trail Middle School made heartfelt cards and friendship bracelets for future HALO kids.After learning about HALO from Youth Volunteer Corps and HALO Volunteers, these compassionate teens got to work, making over 75 …

April Volunteers of the Month

At HALO, our strong volunteer team helps us reach more kids who need our support every month. Thanks to our April Volunteers of the Month, we have been able to implement more life skill programs for HALO youth who attend our Learning Centers and have successful HALO events through their behind-the-scenes assistance.Zariah Luster is one of our HALO Volunteers of …

April’s Life Skill: Time Management

Every month at HALO, we have a highlighted skill that we focus on that teaches HALO youth how to be successful in life. April’s life skill is time management. This skill helps HALO youth prioritize things they need and want to do throughout the day. Some of the workshops held for our youth this month included group discussions, speakers, and …

Volunteering Together as a Family

HALO started because a small class of young kids came to a stark realization: “If there are homeless kids who need our help, we should do whatever we can to help them.”Since the beginning of HALO, compassionate kids and teens have been the driving force towards a part of the solution to ending childhood homelessness. This continued in April with …

Time Management Life Skill Speaker: Jen Rogers

HALO Volunteer Jen Rogers joined the HALO Staff in April, sharing her tips and tricks for Time Management. As a certified professional life coach, keynote speaker, and podcaster, she gave the HALO team tangible techniques for working on April’s Life Skill. “Too many people suffer from decision fatigue without knowing it. They wonder why pursuing their dreams of growing in …

Bracelets Made With Love

Compassionate children and teens all over have been hard at work making friendship bracelets for kids who need it the most.  When a child comes to HALO, they are saying that they are alone in this world. It’s scary to feel alone, especially in a new place with new people, which is why ClubHALO members are spreading love and friendship …

March Volunteers of the Month

HALO is rooted in love and fueled by volunteers, making it possible to support the thousands of kids in need because of our amazing HALO volunteers. Every month, HALO shouts out volunteers for the ways that they give their time and talents, helping one more child spend one less day alone.Our Kansas City Volunteer of the Month is Valerie Morrill. …

Jefferson City 2024 Art Auction Recap

“HALO is a place to call home. Even after you move out of HALO, HALO is still family. There’s still somebody you can count on. When you help someone like me, you’re not only helping me, but you’re helping the next generation. You’re helping my daughter have a better life. So the fact that I can give her a good …

HALO Life Skills

The Importance of Life Skills Teaching life skills is crucial for equipping youth with the knowledge and ability to navigate life’s hardships. Life skills at HALO encompass a wide range of competencies, such as communication, critical thinking, compassion, and problem-solving. These skills not only enhance personal development but also play a huge role in forming community and adaptability here at HALO. …