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Autumn at HALO

When you think back on Autumn memories of your childhood, you probably start to feel nostalgic thinking about carving pumpkins with your family or enjoying a s’more fresh off the stick. When our HALO kids think of Autumn, the memories are often far less picturesque. Most of our kids don’t know how special holiday moments and traditions can be. We …

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Turn ‘Creativity’ Into a Safe Place to Live for Homeless Kids

Join the 2nd Annual #ArtDoesGood Fundraising Campaign Oct. 19-Nov. 30  Kansas City, MO — Nonprofit HALO launches its 2nd Annual #ArtDoesGood online fundraising campaign to continue serving as the foundation of a family for thousands of at-risk and homeless children around the world. This is a six-week campaign Oct. 19 – Nov. 30 with a $12,500 dollar-for-dollar match. “Homeless kids …

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How Your Kids Can Help #GiveBack

Did you know, HALO got started because of kids efforts? It’s true! Aside from the strong urge to love and help kids needing it most, one of HALO’s biggest motivations came from a small class of martial art students in 2005. “If there are homeless kids who need our help, we should do whatever we can to help them,” they …

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September Volunteers Of The Month

This month we are so excited to honor Sarah Dodge as our Kansas City September Volunteer of the Month. Sarah has supported HALO by helping with our database management, teaching us best practices, assisting in training, and has made us more efficient with e-communication. She is also a part of our Advocate Board, Most recently she has helped us develop …

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Family Night Fun

Family Night is an important part of the HALO Jefferson City Girls Home. Family Night happens each week, on Thursday evening, for 2 hours. During that time all the residents of the HALO home spend time together. They enjoy a warm meal donated through Meal Train by our HALO Volunteers and do an activity together as a HALO family. It …

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HALO Alumni Board

At HALO, we are the foundation of a family for children without one. We believe family is forever. That means even when HALO youth move out of our residential program or move on from our Learning Centers, we are still a part of their lives. When it comes to aftercare, we support HALO Alumni however we can. Just like parents …

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2021 Summer Showcase

On August 4th, 2021, HALO held the 2021 Summer Showcase! Hosted by Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard, and the program team, 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.  Even with the difficulties of COVID-19, we have continued to persevere and pulled off a …

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August Volunteers Of The Month

HALO is so thankful for the efforts of every single one of our volunteers. We are inspired by their love, passion, and willingness to serve. Every month, we get the honor of choosing volunteers from both Kansas City and Jefferson City to recognize as our volunteers of the month. Read more about them and the impact that they make on …

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July Volunteers of the Month

Kansas City Volunteer of the Month: David Thornhill is the Founder and Creative Director of Nuance, a marketing and advertising agency. We have been lucky enough to work with him over the last few years. David provides creative branding support on all our campaigns and events and is such an important part of HALO. We are so grateful for David’s insight …

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Life Skill of July: Respect

Every month, we focus on a new life skill. This month’s life skill is respect. HALO youth participated in various activities to learn different ways to show respect and what being respected looks like. The kids used worksheets to reflect on the best ways to show respect to themselves at school, home, and to the environment. See the pictures below to …