HALO's 8th Annual
Holiday gift-giving program for families-in-need
 Contact Family Program Manager, Stephanie Kober at 262-633-3235 x104
or skober@haloinc.org 
to receive a holiday wish list from a family-in-need. 
Please place all gifts in one large bag or box clearly marked with your family's
identification number and recipients’ first names. 
Deadline Extended!!  Please deliver NEW, wrapped gifts to HALO by December 22. 

A Short Wish List:
Twin Mattresses and Waterproof Mattress Covers
Clean, Gently-used Comforters
Sturdy Snow Shovels
Salt Spreader

For more information and a complete listing of donation needs, please click here.

HALO receives Leadership Wisconsin's 2014 Collaborating for Transformation Award!!
We are honored to receive this statewide recognition for our role in leading the community in the fight against chronic homelessness.  For more information, click here.

Homelessness in Racine

Homelessness is a very real issue in Racine, Wisconsin. According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, over 1,000 students in Racine Unified were identified as homeless in 2013, with that number on the rise. According to data from the Wisconsin Community Action Program, while the rest of the country's homeless population fell 5.7 percent between 2008 and 2012, Wisconsin's rose over 20 percent during that same time period.  Racine continues to have the highest unemployment rate among Wisconsin cities. This means more individuals and families are at-risk of becoming homeless.  

HALO is noting a trend in homelessness where more and more women and families are entering the shelter. Another trend is a growth in adults who suffer from a mental illness entering the shelter. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 26% of homeless adults in the nation suffer from mental illness. In recent months, that percentage is closer to 35% for HALO residents. 

Where HALO Comes In 

HALO is the only homeless shelter in Wisconsin offering Intensive Case Management paired with a comprehensive network of support services designed to promote self-sufficiency. Understanding that everyone comes to HALO with their own individual story is vital to our ability to help them. HALO Case managers coordinate support services and foster human connections for a successful transition from shelter life to independent living. 

Read about our Journey to Self-Sufficiency accountability-based program.

Since Opening, HALO has helped over 1,400 adults return to stable housing with enough income and savings to support themselves.

HALO's Mission is to meet Racine County's emergency shelter needs, to coordinate support services, and to lead the community in the prevention of chronic homelessness. 

For the pilot program W.O.W.  -  Women of Worth

A  HALO  Story


Quote from a recent HALO participant

HALO is funded in part by: the State of Wisconsin, the Department of Commerce, the Division of Housing, Community Development, United Way of Racine, the Racine Community Foundation, and Racine Dominicans.

Generous support for our intensive case management to promote self-sufficiency provided 
by a grant from The S.L. Gimbel Foundation.
      Racine Dominicans

Special Thanks to our Corporate Partners:
Corporate Partners 5.1.14

HALO is grateful for the 200+ individuals and business who have generously contributed to our 
Journey to Self-Sufficiency Endowment Fund. For a complete listing of contributors, please click here

Journey to Self-Sufficiency

This agency receives funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce to provide services for homeless and near homeless individuals and their families. A requirement of this funding is that this agency participates in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency. This requirement was enacted in order to get a more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need for different services.

HALO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) qualified organization.