May Volunteers of the Month

At HALO, our strong volunteer team helps us reach more kids who need our support every month. Thanks to our May Volunteers of the Month, we have implemented more life skill programs for HALO youth who attend our Learning Centers and provide the foundation of a family to children who need us most.Barb Markway is our Jefferson City HALO Volunteer …

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 …

Grateful Harvest: A Thanksgiving Celebration

HALO is grateful to have the opportunity to host events like HALO Thanksgiving for our kids.We feel privileged to celebrate Thanksgiving with our kids every year. Our children enjoy delicious food, fun activities, and many festivities throughout the evening. Our volunteers generously provide and serve delicious meals, and HALO kids can take leftovers home to enjoy. Together, we can ensure …

Sparking Creativity With Art

At HALO, we inspire kids to explore and express their creativity through art, fostering their unique perspectives and ideas.During our time at Fairfax Academy, we explored various art techniques. We focused on one- and two-point perspectives and presented a few project options to the kids.In a one-point perspective, you create your horizon line- this is the line where the sky …

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 …

Lessons on Art and Influential Artists

At our Kansas City Learning Center, HALO youth are given a safe place to receive lessons in therapeutic art, professional development, higher education prep, and after-school tutoring. They are taught how to set goals, work towards them, and reach their full potential with support from HALO. Therapeutic art programs help the kids explore their emotions, understand conflicts or feelings that …

Kansas City’s 2023 Art Auction Recap

“HALO is not just a program, it’s the foundation of a family. We don’t cut off relationships with our kids because of their age and State funding stops. HALO kids sit around the dinner table with us on Sundays, and learn to love like a family should. Because THAT is how you break the cycle.”Rebecca Welsh, HALO FounderOn February 24th, over …

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, …