Thank you for supporting HALO's mission
to provide pathways to self-sufficiency for the homeless in Racine County!
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HALO is more than just a bed and a meal.
The Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization
is a proven pathway to self-sufficiency for those experiencing homelessness.
✓ Since opening in 2005, HALO has
helped over 2,000 adults return to stable housing with enough income and
savings to support themselves.
Statement of Need
Homelessness is a
very real issue for Racine County. Racine continues to have the highest
unemployment rate and second highest child homelessness rate among Wisconsin
cities. Last year, the Racine Unified School District identified 734
students as homeless.
✓ Last year, HALO served 797
individuals, including 193 children, more than half under the age of six.
The Key to HALO’s Success is Individualized Support
HALO Case Managers help individuals
experiencing homelessness to overcome barriers, develop goals and foster human
connections for a successful transition from homelessness to independent
year, 552 adults at HALO enrolled in our Journey to Self-sufficiency program. Of these participants, 230 moved into
stable housing with enough income and savings to support themselves.
82% showed measurable progress in one or more areas of need and
55% moved from unemployed to having obtained a living-wage job.
A Focus on Children
Through HALO’s school readiness program
and mandatory tutoring sessions, HALO has consistently proven that children
living in shelter can strive in school and in life.
✓ HALO ensures that 100% of the
children in our Family Program receive medical exams complete with vision,
hearing and dental screenings and updated immunizations.
the school-aged children staying at HALO, 98% maintain regular school
attendance and 84% have shown improved grades.