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HALO Jefferson City is Hiring

Are you or someone you know searching for the opportunity to make an incredible impact on today’s youth? We are looking for the perfect House Mom to live on-site with our girls at the HALO Home in Jefferson City.  This position provides the unique opportunity to protect and nurture HALO youth as they navigate their way from homelessness to independence, …

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Respect: Vera Schmitz Shares what July’s Life Skill Means to Her

This month we’re focusing on “respect” as our July Life Skill. Three-time All American Pole Vaulter, Vera Schmitz, talks about respect and what that has meant in her own life. Vera began talking respecting others from her experiences as a member of a team. She stressed the importance of respecting the group’s energy. At a particularly difficult practice, those who …

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HALO Honors June Volunteers of the Month

Emilie is dependable and responsible. She goes above and beyond with every task she completes. She volunteers on a consistent weekly basis and fills in extra times when needed. Emilie is always pleasant and comes in with a smile. The girls look forward to seeing her and visiting with her each week. She makes the HALO home a better place. …

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Tiana’s Journey

Tiana came to HALO through a local mentoring program. She knew she wanted to go to college, but was struggling making ends meet and finding money for tuition. Five years later, she has consistently given back to HALO, volunteering with everything from special events to leading workshops for other HALO youth in our Learning Center. She has taught Professional Development …

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14 Kansas City HALO Youth Graduate to a Brighter Future

HALO believes every child deserves the foundation of a family. Part of being that foundation is celebrating important accomplishments alongside our youth. Last Wednesday night, our partner Fairfax Learning Center held their High School graduation ceremony. Of the 38 children who graduated from Fairfax Learning Center, 14 were HALO youth. HALO has been partnering with Fairfax Learning Center since 2016. …

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HALO Honors Volunteer of the Month Chad Martin

This month, we honor Chad Martin as our Volunteer of the Month. We love to brainstorm with him because he likes to think outside the box to make HALO better. Over the years, he has helped to develop our social media strategy and has served as a life skill guest speaker at the HALO Staff Meeting. Chad is an advocate …

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Kansas City Summer Programming

School’s out and that means summer programming is about to start at our Kansas City Learning Center. We have a lot of exciting workshops planned and maybe a few surprises throughout the summer. Check them out below! June July

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Mother’s Day and the Foundation of a Family Part 2

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating two very important HALO staff members who provide the foundation of a family for our kids. In Part Two, Aubony Chalfant, the Kansas City Program Facilitator talks about her journey with HALO and what this family means to her. What drew me to HALO initially was that it combined my two loves – art as …

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Mother’s Day and the Foundation of a Family

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating two very important HALO staff members who provide the foundation of a family for our kids. In Part One, Lauren Bateman, the Lead Residential Supervisor, at the HALO Home in Jefferson City talks about her journey with HALO and what this family means to her. What drew me to HALO was the fact that I …