HALO Resident Standing in Front of Her Poster
Every Thursday evening is “Family Night” in the HALO Girls Home. Staff and residents come together every Thursday, to share a home cooked meal together and to engage in an activity built around a life skill that promotes healing from the traumatic experiences they have endured, as well as building a community within HALO.
One recent Thursday, HALO staff members began to prepare the room for that evening’s Family Night, by hanging one large blank poster on the wall for each girl living at HALO. When the girls arrived, they were given a printed photo of themselves, instructed to choose a station, and to hang their picture and write their names on the respective poster board. Then, each girl grabbed a variety of markers, and went around to each station and wrote something they loved or admired about the girl whose name was written on the poster. Afterwards, the girls posed by their posters, each with beaming smiles on their faces, to read the traits that their fellow residents, and friends, noticed in them. Adjectives such as; caring, genuine, smart, funny and courageous filled the room. Staff shared that the evening was, “all about positive minds, thoughts and feelings!” After the activity, all enjoyed a dinner together, feeling appreciated and valued and among friends. After all, the world is a complicated place, so why not build each other up every chance we get?
You are a part of building other up and appreciate your support. Thank you!