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  • Success at HALO in March 2017 The following is the story of one of HALO's recent clients who was able to successfully exit our program.Charles entered HALO a few years ago in his early ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 9:47 AM by Andrew Koetz
  • HALO announces Gai Lorenzen as Executive Director 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 ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2017, 1:16 PM by Gai Lorenzen
  • BizTimes Media's Nonprofit Excellence Award Exciting news! HALO was awarded this morning with the BizTimes Media's Nonprofit Excellence Award for our work in Social Enterprises. According to BizTimes, "This award recognizes a nonprofit organization ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 1:06 PM by Andrew Koetz
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NOTICE of USE of HMIS for Data Collection
This agency receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is required to use the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) as a condition of receiving these funds.  In Wisconsin, HMIS is called Wisconsin Service Point or WISP. 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) nonprofit.




From the Executive Director

Gai Lorenzen 

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. HALO has been full of activity this summer - the hoop house and garden boxes surrounding our parking lot are full of healthy greens, other produce, and colorful flowers; our summer enrichment program for children is in full swing; volunteers are bringing in meals and helping in other ways; tours of the shelter are a regular occurrence; and HALO is at full capacity (120 beds) - including many nights at overflow capacity. We have consistently had at least 11 families, including 20 - 30 minor children,  since early April.

We have expanded the population we serve, but our mission at HALO has not changed.  We remain committed to accountability, and the achievement of self-sufficiency and housing stability. We are here to assist all person experiencing homelessness, including those with an active addiction.  We understand that one size does not fit all, and we continue to strive to modify our services to meet people “where they’re at”, but maintain the goal of self-sufficiency. We remain committed to being an organization with a hand up - not a hand out - philosophy.  When HALO succeeds, so do our guests and the entire community.

Although I have only been at HALO for 5 months, I am not new to the homelessness landscape in Racine County.  I have been involved in advocacy on behalf of those at risk of homelessness and those experiencing homelessness - including victims of domestic violence - for over 20 years in Racine. I have worked with HALO since its beginning. The importance of HALO to our community cannot be understated. It has a significant impact on the community’s ability to achieve specific goals in the reduction of homelessness and achievement of housing stability. It is a privilege for me to have been asked to join HALO as its Executive Director, and I look forward to leading the organization and working with those of you who are supporters of HALO, and those who want to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. 

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