The HALO Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cristalina “Nina” Thillemann has been hired as the new Executive Director of HALO, Inc., Racine’s largest general population homeless shelter.  Nina, who currently serves as HALO’s Finance Director, brings a wealth of experience working with nonprofits to the position as well as a deep, compassionate understanding for those experiencing homelessness.

New Executive Director

Dec 12, 2019

HALO NAMES NINA THILLEMANN NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Leadership Transition to Start in Spring 2020 ...

Bageera Taylor, 27, laughs at a story being told by another HALO resident on Wednesday night. The men congregate in the hallway outside the bathroom, shooting the breeze before lights out.

HALO Homeless Shelter over capacity for eighth consecutive week

Jul 23, 2019

RACINE — For at least 60 nights in a row, Racine’s primary homeless shelter has been over capacity. Staff and volunteers aren’t sure what’s causing the rush. "We’re all cramped in here,” Dwayne Lindsey, 45, said before lying down on a sleeping mat on the cafeteria floor with another 20...

SHOW 2019

Apr 30, 2019

Two years ago, HALO was the recipient of 2 bottle filling stations from the proceeds of a wonderful event organized by Shritha Reddy a talented sixth grater at The Prairie School. HALO is proud to pay it foward by supporting her in her latest...

Empty Bowls 2019

Feb 12, 2019

It's Empty Bowls time again! Hope you can join us March 4, 11 am - 2 pm or 4 pm  - 7 pm at FESTIVAL HALL for this great event.  Thank you to the many, many volunteers who make Empty Bowls possible. 

Strike Out Homelessness - BOWL WITH US Sunday 2/10/19!

Jan 12, 2019

HALO will hold its 3rd annual Strike Out Homelessness fundraiser on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Castle Lanes, 5615 Castle Court, Racine, WI. Bowling sessions will take place at 12 noon and 2:30 pm. The event is a great way to support HALO and have a great afternoon with family and friends.  You...

Gai Lorenzen, Executive Director of HALO

Gai Lorenzen, New HALO Executive Director

Feb 3, 2017

The Board of Directors confirmed Gai Lorenzen as Executive Director for the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization at its May meeting. She originally joined the organization on an interim basis in March following Kevin Cookman's resignation in February. Ms. Lorenzen has been tasked...

Some of our amazing HALO students participate in tutoring after school with a great volunteer for HALO.

What's it like to be in our programs?

Mar 3, 2016

A few months ago, a woman who we’ll call Chantyl entered HALO with a number of barriers to reaching self-sufficiency. Before coming to HALO Chantyl was disabled and in a wheel chair, but on top of this difficulty, she had very persistent mental health issues. She had been living on her own, but...