Setting Goals in KC Learning Center

Every month, HALO focuses on a new life skill stemming from our roots when HALO was founded. Just like a family, HALO wants to better equip and educate HALO youth, staff, volunteers, and the community. With new year’s resolutions being prevalent, it is only fitting that January’s life skill is goal-setting. In the Kansas City Learning Center, HALO youth worked …

Happy Holidays from HALO

We spread joy and kindness to our current youth and alumni during the holiday season. We work to create positive holiday memories, just like a family would.JC Girls Home Youth and AlumniSome of HALO Jefferson City StaffJC Boys Program Youth and StaffIn Jefferson City, HALO Youth, Alumni, and Staff celebrated the holiday season at the Capital City Country Club by …

December Graduations in Uganda

Like a family, HALO is there for both small and monumental moments in HALO youths lives.About 30 Learning center students after receiving their diplomasA common misconception of homeless and at-risk youth is that they aren’t interested or invested in their futures. The truth is that HALO youth dream of happiness and success as much as any other kid. HALO provides …

A Uganda Thanksgiving

What do you think about when it comes to Thanksgiving?Family?Food?Gratitude?In Uganda, HALO staff and youth celebrated Thanksgiving by coming together for all three! This year, youth from the Lungujja girls’ home joined the youth from the Kibuli boys’ home for their Thanksgiving celebrations.Like a family, they spent the day playing games, eating together, and bonding over a love of music …

Host a HALO Dip Jar

The Dip Jar is an easy and simple way to get involved with your community and create an immediate impact. Local businesses in the Kansas City & Jefferson City areas have stepped up to host a HALO Dip Jar to spread awareness of youth homelessness while feeding HALO youth through donations from the community. We hope to educate the community …

Fashion & Cosmetology Programs in Uganda

HALO teaches homeless and at-risk youth the everyday skills other people learn from their families. At the Learning Center in Uganda, HALO youth are learning the skills to work in fashion and cosmetology. The Fashion and Design department recently got 3 new sewing machine sets. We can’t wait to see what other fabulous outfits the fashion students make with these …

Inspiration in New York for the Inspire Luncheon

HALO and Moroccanoil presented the Inspire Luncheon at The Standard in New York on November 3rd. Welcoming guests from all around the country, this thoughtful discussion about service and giving back was led by Jenna Lee, journalist and founder of SmartHER News.  These are kids who are resilient beyond anything we could imagine. But to be resilient, they need us to …

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 …

Meet Joshua

Meet Joshua. Just a kid and yet serves as a glowing example of how much love can change someone’s life. Before HALO, Joshua was uncertain when and where his next meal would take place. He had no school to go to and was forced to live on the street. In 2018, Joshua was welcomed into the HALO Kibuli Home in …

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 …