HALO Jefferson City On Morning Show KRCG-TV Channel 13

The 9th annual ArtReach Auction in Jefferson City, Mo. was hosted at our brand-new HALO Home on Fri., March 3. Guests had the special opportunity to see first-hand where their donations go. Around 300 people were expected, with a donation goal of $150,000. The annual ArtReach Auctions are HALO’s biggest fundraisers, and the money that’s raised is why projects like …

HALO Jefferson City Youth graduate from High School!

Two teen mothers from the HALO Transitional Living Program graduated from high school last Sunday! One of these ladies is the first ever to graduate high school in her family, and both did an amazing job juggling the stress of high school while also working part-time and being full-time moms to their young children. One of our graduates plans to start classes …

HALO Jefferson City April Update

  This month at the HALO Art Therapy program at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Shelter, the youth learned about Confidence and Respect.  For Confidence, they created silly self-portraits and used words to describe themselves. For Respect they talked about respecting animals and their habitats and created collages using images of their favorite animals. The youth really enjoyed the activities and did a …

HALO Jefferson City – March Update

This month HALO finished up a term session of programs at the Jefferson City Academic Center and Jeff City High School. We were privileged to have a great group of students last term and are excited to start a new term of programs with new students. The teen moms in the HALO Transitional Living Program are doing well and making …

Jefferson City December Wrap Up!

We wrapped up our fall semester of programs this month. We had a great group of students at JCAC and JCHS! At the end of each class we do a special “Whiteboard Activity” where each student takes turns standing against a whiteboard and all of the other students write words that positively describe that person. At the end, the student …

Happy Holidays, HALO Family!

Dear HALO Family, Ten years ago, I was inspired by a 6 year-old street girl named Daisy. She taught me what empathy is. I learned that empathy is not just putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. It is taking your heart out of your chest and letting it beat in someone else’s. I would close my eyes and sleep on …