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August Volunteers of the Month

Reagan Alewine is HALO Jefferson City’s volunteer of the month. Reagan interned with HALO last year, and now she volunteers weekly in the office and helps out all week long in the home. Reagan always has a smile on her face and positive attitude. The Hollo Family is Kansas City’s volunteer of the month. In the two years they have …

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I Defy the Odds Photoshoot

At last year’s HALO breakfast, Founder Rebecca Welsh said, “When we tell a child that she’s valued, that she’s an absolute treasure, and then finally she believes it, that’s when we see the best of this world. That’s the magic of love…she then slowly becomes a force that can and will defy the odds.” The healing power of HALO reaches …

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Dream Week

Thank you to those who have already donated to make their dreams come true. If you missed Dream Week, but want to contribute to these dreams, click here to help us reach our goal to send all 12 students to school. We believe in the power of dreams. We believe in the power of education. We believe in our students. …

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Love Heals In Our Summer Workshops

This summer, we asked our HALO children what healing means to them. How has HALO helped you heal? What makes you feel loved? From sewing to spoken word readings, our youth explore what makes them feel loved through powerful performances and artistry. These workshops are all thanks to our amazing instructors! We are grateful for all of their time and …

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HALO Honors Volunteer of the Month Leena Fry

This month, we are honoring Leena Phadke Fry as our volunteer of the month! She and her family have helped HALO in almost every way imaginable, from bringing meals to our local youth in our KC Learning Center to advocating for and supporting HALO’s international needs. Leena and her family can be found at every HALO event, large and small, …

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HALO Jefferson City is Hiring

Are you or someone you know searching for the opportunity to make an incredible impact on today’s youth? We are looking for the perfect House Mom to live on-site with our girls at the HALO Home in Jefferson City.  This position provides the unique opportunity to protect and nurture HALO youth as they navigate their way from homelessness to independence, …

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Respect: Vera Schmitz Shares what July’s Life Skill Means to Her

This month we’re focusing on “respect” as our July Life Skill. Three-time All American Pole Vaulter, Vera Schmitz, talks about respect and what that has meant in her own life. Vera began talking respecting others from her experiences as a member of a team. She stressed the importance of respecting the group’s energy. At a particularly difficult practice, those who …

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HALO Honors June Volunteers of the Month

Emilie is dependable and responsible. She goes above and beyond with every task she completes. She volunteers on a consistent weekly basis and fills in extra times when needed. Emilie is always pleasant and comes in with a smile. The girls look forward to seeing her and visiting with her each week. She makes the HALO home a better place. …

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Tiana’s Journey

Tiana came to HALO through a local mentoring program. She knew she wanted to go to college, but was struggling making ends meet and finding money for tuition. Five years later, she has consistently given back to HALO, volunteering with everything from special events to leading workshops for other HALO youth in our Learning Center. She has taught Professional Development …