2021 Annual Report

The HALO 2021 Annual Report is here! In 2021, 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 2022, but we couldn’t do it without your continued …

September Volunteers of the Month

HALO started because a small group of young people came to a stark realization. “If there are homeless kids who need our help, we should do whatever we can to help them.” And that is exactly what Sagel Raizada, a St. Teresa’s Academy senior, has done this month! Sagel created a website to bring awareness to the foster care system, …

Summer in Jefferson City

The word “summer” evokes a lot of nostalgia. Maybe you associate summer with ice cream dates with your siblings or swimming lessons. Maybe family vacations or fireworks and bomb pops. For most of our kids, summers before HALO were marked with struggle. Time at home in unsafe situations with no reprieve. Not enough food and no school lunches to fill …

Summer Snapshots in Uganda

For some, the summer may be a time to relax and sleep in – not in Uganda. This summer, HALO staff and youth have been working diligently to better themselves and the communities they are a part of. Drop Everything And Read Day (D.E.A.R.) Sponsored by the Learning Center, HALO youth were encouraged to put aside their normal everyday obligations …

Sophie Grace Named First ClubHALO Ambassador for The HALO Foundation

Kansas City, MO — The HALO Foundation, a nonprofit that helps thousands of homeless and at-risk children around the world, is proud to announce actress Sophie Grace, 16-year-old Emmy Award®-winning star of The Baby-Sitters Club (“Kristy Thomas”), will be the first ClubHALO Ambassador. “Sophie made a very special appearance during HALO’s recent “Defying the Odds” Art Auction, in addition to …

4th Annual HALO “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast Sept. 15

4th Annual HALO “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast Sept. 15 Be Inspired by Stories from HALO Kids Who Prove that Homeless Is Not Helpless Kansas City, MO — The HALO Foundation, a nonprofit that helps thousands of homeless and at-risk children around the world, is hosting its 4th Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at The Abbott (1901 …

HALO Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony August 31

HALO Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony August 31, Providing the Foundation of a Family for Kansas City Homeless and At-Risk Youth Kansas City, MO — The HALO Foundation, a nonprofit that helps thousands of homeless and at-risk children around the world, proudly celebrated its groundbreaking on Aug. 31 of its second Missouri location of a HALO Boys Home, Girls Home, Learning Center …

Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Class on Service

“Serving another human being is the greatest privilege of this life.” – HALO Founder, Rebecca Welsh Join Rebecca, Van Jones, Oprah, & Oprah Daily Insiders on September 13th at 6:00 pm CST/7:00 pm EST to discuss how simple and small acts of service can have a major impact on your community, mental health, and overall, wellbeing. Two Options to Join: …

Summer Showcase Recap

Our Summer Showcase took place on August 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. HALO youth had the opportunity to show off their artwork and pieces they have been working on throughout the summer. Some featured programs were The Heroes Project, Creative Expression, Professional Development, Art and Life Skills, Sewing and Design, and the HALO Makers program. We were so happy …

August Volunteers of the Month

Sometimes HALO supporters go above and beyond to help provide memorable moments for our kids. We are honored to have people around the world who see the benefit of family. People who love HALO kids and treat them like their own. This month, we want to extend a very special “thank you” to Shannon and Tina Kempker, who opened their …