April’s Life Skill: Time Management

Every month at HALO, we have a highlighted skill that we focus on that teaches HALO youth how to be successful in life. April’s life skill is time management. This skill helps HALO youth prioritize things they need and want to do throughout the day. Some of the workshops held for our youth this month included group discussions, speakers, and …

Jefferson City 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 …

Easter with HALO

For many people, holidays bring an opportunity to relax, reconnect with friends and family, have fun, and reflect on those connections and fortunes we value most. Holidays are a time of joy, recreation, and celebration. Many words come to mind when we think about holidays, but by far, the most common is ‘family.’ Your family is always there for you …

A Very HALO Holiday

The holidays are meant to be special, a time of giving and love when we are all reminded of what is important. At HALO, the holidays are extra special because we get to help our kids experience the magic that can be felt when you’re loved. Many of them for the first time. At our Girls Home in Jefferson City, …

Jefferson City Country Club Annual Dinner

One of our favorite HALO Holiday traditions in Jefferson City is our annual dinner at the Jefferson City Country Club. We love it because we get to help our current HALO kids and HALO Alumni look and feel their very best, and we get to take them somewhere they haven’t been before. Generous stylists donate their time and talent to …

Autumn at HALO

When you think back on Autumn memories of your childhood, you probably start to feel nostalgic thinking about carving pumpkins with your family or enjoying a s’more fresh off the stick. When our HALO kids think of Autumn, the memories are often far less picturesque. Most of our kids don’t know how special holiday moments and traditions can be. We …

How Your Kids Can Help #GiveBack

Did you know, HALO got started because of kids efforts? It’s true! Aside from the strong urge to love and help kids needing it most, one of HALO’s biggest motivations came from a small class of martial art students in 2005. “If there are homeless kids who need our help, we should do whatever we can to help them,” they …

July Volunteers of the Month

Our Kansas City volunteer of the month is a Kansas City local fashion designer, Whitney Manney! She has been teaching sewing classes to HALO youth in the Kansas City Learning Center this Summer. Whitney has volunteered with HALO for seven years and throughout that time has served in so many ways from the giving of her time to donating her …

Welcome new HALO Team Members to the Jefferson City Girls Home!

Please join us in welcoming three new team members to the HALO Jefferson City Girls Home! These team members bring with them a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for service of HALO youth. We are excited for them to join us and look forward to the difference they will make! Bonnie Janowiak retired from the Department of Natural Resources, and …

A Spotlight on HALO Jefferson City

Since 2005, HALO Jefferson City has grown to consist of a HALO Home, Boys Program and Learning Center with multiple programs hosted by hard-working volunteers, leaders, and staff. In June, these efforts were recognized and further explored by Hannah Kiddoo Frevert from Jefferson City Magazine. In the article “A Place to Call Home” on June 25, 2020, the Jeff City …