Hope and Life Outreach, or HALO, Providing Warm Places to Stay for Those in Need This Winter
Many of us have a warm place to call home and we are so thankful for that during these chilly winter nights.
However, there are so many people here on Delmarva who do not have that luxury. Many of them are sleeping in the blistering cold and no person should have to know what that’s like.
Thanks to organizations like Hope and Life Outreach, also known as HALO, they don’t have to. Youth at Risk Administrator, Jarah Hall, tells us about HALO and how the community can help.
Jarah says in 2016, HALO housed 117 children from the area. In Wicomico County, there are 545 homeless children and Jarah says that number is continuously growing.
HALO provides shelter to keep homeless families warm during the cold months. They have a new youth at risk program where they will work with the children to teach them basic life skills to prepare them for work or college. Their goal is to break the homeless cycle. They work with children ages 5-25 years old.
The community can help by volunteering as well as monetary donations.