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Stephen – Gulu, Uganda

We love to share our amazing HALO kids who defy the odds! Here is Stephen’s story. In 2007, Stephen was recruited from Rwotobilo Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camp at the tender age of 7. Coming from a difficult and challenging home, he was very quiet, introverted, and shy with low self-esteem. His biggest dream was to become a farmer. Living …

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Love Heals.

HALO provides housing, healing, and education services for children across the globe. We work wherever kids who have been abused, abandoned, and orphaned, need to feel loved. Because at HALO, we believe love heals. We condemn the unjust treatment of Black children. Black Lives Matter. Deeply rooted levels of racism exist in our world, and it’s not okay. Systemic problems require systemic solutions. At …

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HALO Celebrations

Our HALO youth continue to amaze us with what they are capable of accomplishing! No matter what is going on in our world, we want to make sure to celebrate all of our kids’ successes as a family would. This month, we want to celebrate three of our HALO girls who are taking on the world and all it has …

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Mother’s Day in Uganda

We have so many incredible HALO women all over the world we want to celebrate this Mother’s Day! Check out how youth from the Kibuli and Lungujja homes said Happy Mother’s Day to all of the incredible women in their lives below!                                     …

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May Volunteers of the Month

Here at HALO, we have been blown away by the love and support shown by our volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. The passion and kindness shown to our youth is inspiring. Every month, we get the honor of choosing volunteers of the month from both Kansas City and Jefferson City. This May, we want to recognize two very …

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Happy Father’s Day!

There is nothing more important than a strong father figure for a child – a man who extends his hand and time to help the child become who they want to be. For our Jefferson City HALO Boys, this man is Darian Pruitt.  This Father’s Day, we would like to highlight all that Darian has done and is hoping to …

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Mother’s Day – Part 2

Check out part 2 of our Mother’s Day series! We spoke with HALO Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard about her role with HALO and what being a part of the HALO family means to her. Q: What brought you to HALO and made you interested in this role? A: I started as a volunteer in 2014. The first impression …

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Mother’s Day – Part 1

Happy Mother’s Day from our team at HALO! We believe that the foundation of a family is crucial for our HALO youth to have, and we are proud to fill that role for them. We make sure that our kids are surrounded by individuals who prioritize their safety and well-being above all else and become their HALO family. To celebrate Mother’s …

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Joshua – Kibuli Home

We love to highlight our awesome kiddos and the stories of them rising up to take on some of life’s toughest challenges.  Meet Joshua, one of our amazing HALO youth from Uganda. Joshua faced the harsh reality of living on the streets with his siblings at an extremely young age. In 2018, he came to the HALO Kibuli Home and …

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2019 Annual Report

The HALO 2019 Annual Report is here!  In 2019, we gave our kids a home in which hope could emerge from hardship. And where drawings about their past unlocked dreams about their future. We worked to help one more child spend one less day alone. We have set big goals for 2020, but we couldn’t do it without your continued …