HALO News

Charles find self-sufficiency at HALO

Success at HALO in March 2017

Mar 13, 2017

Charles entered HALO a few years ago in his early 20s after a falling out with his family. He had a part time job, but had never even finished high school. When he first entered the program, he met with Floyd, HALO's Lead Shelter Case Manager. Floyd strongly encouraged him to take steps that...


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...


Chris's Story at HALO Inc.

Chris's Story - Excerpt from our April Newsletter!

Apr 4, 2016

“I just want to follow this quote I learned in the 12 step program, ‘Give back what was so freely given to me,’”  Chris told me.  “So would you call that your life motto then?” I asked.  “Yeah, I think so.”  Chris originally entered...


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...