Welcome HALO Interns!

As the New Year kicked off, we welcomed two new interns for the spring. The interns at HALO play a vital role in assisting us with our mission to aid homeless and at-risk youth. We can’t wait to see their personal and professional development throughout their internship with HALO.  Get to know our new interns!    Emily Farney Jefferson City …

February Volunteers of the Month

HALO runs smoothly thanks to the many volunteers who come together every day to support HALO’s mission!The February Volunteer of the Month in Jefferson City is Dawn Sebion from the University of Missouri Extension program!Dawn has been volunteering with the Jefferson City Learning Center by providing her expertise to HALO youth in the HALO Girls Home, Boys Program, and JCAC …

Kansas City’s 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 …

Self-Discipline Life Skill Speaker: Albani Beza

HALO Volunteer Albani Beza joined HALO Staff in February, opening up the conversation about Self-Discipline. Her life and experiences as a young entrepreneur and mom were inspiring and motivating for HALO Staff when reflecting on February’s Life Skill. Albani graduated high school a year early to pursue a career as a hairstylist. A year into her apprenticeship, she became a …

“Defying the Odds”: A HALO Art Auction Benefiting Homeless Youth Feb. 24 and March 9

Kansas City, MO — HALO, a nonprofit that helps homeless and at-risk children around the world, is hosting its annual Art Auction fundraiser in person on Sat., Feb. 24, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo., AND Sat., March 9 in Jefferson City, Mo., showcasing stories of HALO youth “Defying the Odds.” Guests who are not able to attend the two in-person …

Middle School Students Empowered HALO Kids

“I hope this makes your day just a little better.” “Hopefully, you love this bracelet.” “You are loved.”These were just some of the messages from Ms. Male’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) middle school students, who made friendship bracelets for HALO kids all over the world! The bracelets and messages made by the compassionate 7th-grade students at Turner Middle School …

Vote for HALO with Target Circle

HALO is participating in the Target Circle program from January 1st through March 31st! You can vote for HALO and help direct Target’s giving to benefit thousands of homeless and at-risk youth for whom HALO provides the foundation of a family every year.Follow the steps below to enroll in Target Circle and cast your votes for HALO.3 ways to enroll …

January Volunteers of the Month

HALO welcomes everyone in the community to join our HALO Volunteer Team any time of the year, especially at the start of a new year. With personal goals and more motivation, people who volunteer at HALO make the biggest impact on the children who need it the most. Read how our January Volunteers of the Month brought their talents and …

Jefferson City Holiday Happenings

When we find ourselves sitting around a table filled with delicious food, and our favorite people, it is easy to think of the holidays as magical. For most of us, many of our favorite childhood and adult memories took place during the holiday season. Twinkling lights, hot cocoa, decorating the tree while your favorite holiday movie played in the background. …

‘Tis The Season to Giveback

Every year, HALO strives to create memories that HALO kids and families will cherish for the rest of their lives. This year, we were able to bring more holiday joy and cheer to the annual HALO Holiday Party by partnering with other members of the Kansas City community.Kansas City’s newest vintage pop-up, Hula Hoop, joined forces with the Youth Volunteer …