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Staying Strong in Times of Uncertainty

In the past 15 years of HALO we can honestly say that we have never experienced a time that has changed so rapidly as we have with the world and it’s response to COVID-19. While it is easy (and valid) to get into the mindset of feeling defeated or unsure of what will come next, here at HALO we challenge …

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15 Years of Growth

To celebrate our past 15 years of growth, we chose to reflect on the ways that HALO has changed and expanded since its founding. In 2004, Rebecca Welsh founded HALO after a volunteer trip to Honduras. Rebecca was inspired by Daisy, a little girl living on the streets with big green eyes, no shoes, and chicken lice. Daisy remains a …

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Partner Spotlight: reStart

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2017-2018 school year an estimated 36,006 public school students in Missouri experienced homelessness over the course of the year. At HALO we are so lucky to have such a strong community around us who support and partner with us to fight …

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March Life Skill – Learning Accountability

Pictured is a current project HALO youth have been working on concerning accountability. This project allows youth to understand what is and what is not in their control and the ways they can stay accountable to themselves.  Differentiating between the two helps youth determine what they should focus on and what they should let go. If you are also interested in …

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Annual HALO Jefferson City ArtReach Auction Recap

On Friday, March 6th, HALO Jefferson City hosted its 15th Annual ArtReach Auction at the Capitol Bluffs Event Center at Turkey Creek Golf Course in Jefferson City. Thanks to the amazing support of our generous guests and donors, we raised over $125,000 making this an amazing fundraising year for Jefferson City HALO! We are constantly amazed by the change our …

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15th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction Recap

On Friday, February 28th, HALO hosted its 15th Annual ArtReach Auction at The Abbott on Cherry Street in downtown Kansas City. Thanks to the amazing support of our generous guests and donors, we raised over $350,000, making this our most successful year yet! We are constantly amazed by the change our HALO community is able to create when we all …

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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! This is a day to honor and celebrate all of the inspiring women in our world. It is a day to acknowledge the cultural, social, economic, and political achievements of women all over the globe. This day encourages the equality and celebration of women everywhere, it is a day to reflect on how amazing women truly …

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The Art of Self-Discipline

Here at HALO, February is all about teaching our youth self-discipline. Self-discipline is one of the most difficult life skills to master, but the Learning Center provides several lessons and activities to help turn our youth in to self-discipline experts! One way to think about self-discipline is as the ability to overcome weakness, and the ability to do what’s right …

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February & March Volunteers of the Month

February 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 …