4th Annual KC Inspiration Breakfast Recap

On Thursday, September 15th, we hosted the 4th Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at The Abbott. HALO Advocate Board member Sally Sallee & Interior Designer and Host of Magnolia Network’s Bargain Mansions, Tamara Day, welcomed guests and partners as they shared why they support HALO. I’ve been involved in this organization for over ten years and have watched …

Facing the Facts: A HALO Perspective on Human Trafficking by Aubony Chalfant, LCPC

By: Aubony Chalfant, LCPC HALO’s Mission stands for much more than the physical and mental well-being of children. Human Trafficking is a tragic but real issue that even we have to confront. Our focus is housing, healing, and education for homeless and at-risk children locally and worldwide.  Unfortunately, this population is more at risk for human trafficking due to the …

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, …

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 …

2021 Summer Showcase

On August 4th, 2021, HALO held the 2021 Summer Showcase! Hosted by Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard, and the program team, this event celebrates and showcases the HALO youth artwork created after a Summer of developing their passions and talents in different Learning Center Summer programs.  Even with the difficulties of COVID-19, we have continued to persevere and pulled off a …

August Volunteers Of The Month

HALO is so thankful for the efforts of every single one of our volunteers. We are inspired by their love, passion, and willingness to serve. Every month, we get the honor of choosing volunteers from both Kansas City and Jefferson City to recognize as our volunteers of the month. Read more about them and the impact that they make on …

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 …

Mother’s Day – Part 2

Check out part 2 of our Mother’s Day series! We spoke with HALO Kansas City Program Facilitator Alayna Howard about her role with HALO and what being a part of the HALO family means to her. Q: What brought you to HALO and made you interested in this role? A: I started as a volunteer in 2014. The first impression …

The Power of Trauma Informed Yoga

Entering into the Spring season means that it is a time when we can take a step back and focus on various areas of self-care. One of the most powerful outlets for self-care for our HALO youth is through attending trauma informed yoga and meditation classes at the HALO Learning Center.   According to healthline.com, a traumatic event is an …