Congratulations to our Graduates!

At HALO, we have the privilege of not only getting to know the unique and special stories of each of our youth but also getting to see them succeed. Our youth overcome obstacles with such tenacity. They learn to value themselves through the mentors and friends they meet along the way, and that is why seeing them succeed is so …

Updates in Uganda

Recently the kids in Uganda have been very busy! A total of 1,384 youth are served in the Uganda Learning Center, and it keeps growing. The kids have been a part of various activities including, reading, sewing, cosmetology training, kickboxing, and much more. Here are a few pictures of the kids enjoying their time. We even got a picture of …

HALO Staff Training: Cultivating A Culture of Inclusivity

Join us in celebrating Pride Month! At HALO, we welcome LGBTQ+ youth of all gender expressions and identities. We strive to make HALO a culture of inclusivity and love for all HALO youth.Did you know? 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ+In order to educate staff so that they can effectively serve our HALO youth, HALO Program Facilitator Alayna Howard, led …

Drake – Kibuli Boy Home

Our HALO youth inspire us with their motivation and resiliency in the face of great challenges. We introduce one of these such youth to highlight the life changing impact your contributions are making at HALO.Meet Drake, a mentor and leader in the Kibuli Boy home. Drake has overcome many challenges to make him into the leader he is today. Drake …

Veronica Beard Gives Back to HALO for Month of November, Featuring HALO Supporter Bryce Dallas Howard

We are proud to share our incredible partnership with Veronica Beard called “Veronica Beard Gives Back.” For the month of November, Veronica Beard will donate $10 from every veronicabeard.com order as well as 100% of the proceeds from its #VBGivesBack tote to support HALO. Read the full blog post featuring an interview with HALO Supporter Bryce Dallas Howard and HALO Founder …

Mental Health Awareness Month at HALO

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which goes hand in hand with HALO’s mission and purpose. We strive to support homeless and at-risk children through housing, healing, and education so they can become contributing members of society. Therapeutic art is one of the ways we encourage our kids to express their emotions and goals in life to promote mental health. …

Love Heals In Our Summer Workshops

This summer, we asked our HALO children what healing means to them. How has HALO helped you heal? What makes you feel loved? From sewing to spoken word readings, our youth explore what makes them feel loved through powerful performances and artistry. These workshops are all thanks to our amazing instructors! We are grateful for all of their time and …

Respect: Vera Schmitz Shares what July’s Life Skill Means to Her

This month we’re focusing on “respect” as our July Life Skill. Three-time All American Pole Vaulter, Vera Schmitz, talks about respect and what that has meant in her own life. Vera began talking respecting others from her experiences as a member of a team. She stressed the importance of respecting the group’s energy. At a particularly difficult practice, those who …