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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 …

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HALO Kansas City Capital Campaign

$4.1 Million Dollar Project Underway For over 15 years, HALO has built housing programs all over the world, providing the foundation of a family for children without one. In 2017, we opened the HALO Home in Jefferson City, housing up to 48 children. And now it’s Kansas City’s turn. There are 6,000+ homeless children on any given night in Kansas …

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April Volunteers of The Month

Here at HALO, we have been blown away by the love and support shown by our volunteers 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 April, we want to recognize two very special women …

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HALO Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 19th-25th marks “National Volunteer Appreciation Week.” More than 80% of HALO is made up of active volunteers. Each year, our volunteers provide thousands of hours making sure our HALO youth feel loved and supported. Our volunteers help HALO create a safe space that allows us to provide essential programming to our youth. The hard work of our volunteers does …

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REBECCA – LUNGUJJA GIRL’S HOME

Our HALO youth continuously amaze us with their determination and resiliency in life after so many of them face intense hardships and struggles. We are proud to highlight the story of Rebecca, a 15-year-old girl from the Oyam district in Northern Uganda, in East Africa who has shown exactly what it means to stay determined.  Rebecca is the oldest of …

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HALO COVID-19 Update

Dear HALO Family, It’s been incredibly heartening to see people coming together virtually all over the world to support each other, support local businesses and restaurants, and to share and even innovate new resources. We truly are all in this together and can make a difference, big or small.  At HALO, we have to stay the course. Right now, the cause …

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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 …