Staying Strong in Times of Uncertainty

In the past 15 years of HALO we can honestly say that we have never experienced a time that has changed so rapidly as we have with the world and it’s response to COVID-19. While it is easy (and valid) to get into the mindset of feeling defeated or unsure of what will come next, here at HALO we challenge …

15th Annual HALO Kansas City ArtReach Auction Recap

On Friday, February 28th, HALO hosted its 15th Annual ArtReach Auction at The Abbott on Cherry Street in downtown Kansas City. Thanks to the amazing support of our generous guests and donors, we raised over $350,000, making this our most successful year yet! We are constantly amazed by the change our HALO community is able to create when we all …

3rd Annual HALO I Defy the Odds Inspiration Breakfast Recap

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”Ralph Waldo EmersonOn Thursday, September 19th, we hosted the 3rd Annual “I Defy the Odds” Inspiration Breakfast at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Honorary Co-Chairs Shannon Thrun and Courtney Filing started the event by …

HALO Honors September Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing volunteers to recognize as our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Kansas City Todd Lowenstein: Todd is incredibly reliable and very popular with the kids. He shows up …

HALO Honors June Volunteers of the Month

HALO would not be the same without the efforts of every single volunteer that serves the organization so well. Each month, we have the pleasure of choosing one volunteer from our main HALO locations to recognize our Volunteers of the Month. Read a bit about each one of them below! Jefferson City: Brooke is the Volunteer of the Month for …

Graduates Honored at Tiffany & Co. Breakfast

June 2nd was a day to remember for some of our graduates and staff members. Six of our HALO youth from both Kansas City and Jefferson City were the special guests of Tiffany & Co. on the Country Club Plaza in a private Breakfast at Tiffany’s event. On this exciting morning, our girls were served breakfast hors d’oeuvres and orange …

HALO Honors May Volunteers of the Month

Volunteers make our HALO world go round! We would like to honor our Volunteers of the Month for May. Jefferson City: Michelle Collins is Jefferson City’s volunteer of the month. Michelle comes to HALO on a weekly basis. She takes care of all of our donations and builds personable relationships with all our residents. Michelle is always willing to help …

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. …

Painting, Virtual Reality, Professional Development at the HALO Learning Center

October has been an eventful month in the Kansas City Learning Center. We welcomed back 13 Fairfax kids to start a new year of programming. Fairfax is an alternative high school and has partnered with HALO for two years. As a background for our readers, all of Fairfax classes are online, and in the past, most of the students struggled …