Congrats 2024 Graduates

This year, we were so excited to celebrate five high school graduates. These students have persevered through challenging classes while balancing their personal life. HALO volunteers, donors, and supporters work together to teach HALO youth the importance of education and the impact it will have on their futures. We all remember our graduation and the feeling of accomplishment we shared …

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 …

Jefferson City 2024 Art Auction Recap

“HALO is a place to call home. Even after you move out of HALO, HALO is still family. There’s still somebody you can count on. When you help someone like me, you’re not only helping me, but you’re helping the next generation. You’re helping my daughter have a better life. So the fact that I can give her a good …

Welcome HALO Interns!

As the New Year kicked off, we welcomed two new interns for the spring. The interns at HALO play a vital role in assisting us with our mission to aid homeless and at-risk youth. We can’t wait to see their personal and professional development throughout their internship with HALO.  Get to know our new interns!    Emily Farney Jefferson City …

Baby Shower Celebration!

We recently celebrated one of our youth in Jefferson City.  It was a day filled with love, laughter, and anticipation as we gathered to celebrate the impending arrival of her little bundle of joy.We served a delicious spread of sweet treats and savory appetizers for everyone, decorated the space, and celebrated with all the girls in the home. This celebration …

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 …

Family Nights in the Girls Home

Why are Wednesdays special for HALO youth in the Jefferson City Girls Home? It’s Family Night! HALO believes that every child should have the foundation of a family. One that provides guidance, love, and a place to call home. Because home is where a family lives, and that is why Family Night is so important to show HALO youth why …

#UpYourLife Fashion Show

At our Jefferson City Girls Home, HALO youth participated in #UpYourLife, a five-week self-discovery series. This program implemented a new strand of confidence within the young ladies through a variety of workshops ending with an uplifting fashion show!The five weeks, organized by HALO’s Jefferson City Program Coordinator, Key Okolo, began with self-esteem building. By writing a letter to their future self, …

February Volunteers of the Month

HALO events would not be possible without the many volunteers that put their hearts into making HALO events a success. This year’s art auctions in both Jefferson City and Kansas City were no different. The February Volunteers of the Month are all the volunteers that dedicated their time to deliver an incredible experience for the HALO Art Auctions. Volunteers have …

Thankful for HALO Volunteers

No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.OprahTis the season to give back! For November, HALO has had so many people step up to ensure HALO youth have food and positive memories during a typically uncertain time in their lives. From filling Halloween buckets with candy for days to feeding around 40 mouths, the Kansas City Advocate Board is …