Welcome to HALos!

HALos' ultimate goal is to improve community and family awareness of loss and how loss effects children and their family relationships, their success in school, and how to help children to rebuild self-esteem and resiliency. 

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News from HALos!

HALos had the closing on the old Great American building in Afton, NY.  We have been working diligently to clean it out so we can start updating and constructing to bring amazing things to our community.  If you are interested in volunteering your time please let us know!

Nov 23rd HALos will be selling items at the Craft Fair in Afton - more information to come.  Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Dec 7th HALos will be selling homemade items at the Bainbridge School from 9am-1pm.  Check out our Facebook page for more information.  

History and Mission

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Calendar and Events

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Videos from HALos Commemoration

Mariah Carey's Hero

Owl City's Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Merrick Hanna's Robot Song

Harris J's My Hero

Play for a Change's Wonderful World

Art Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Camp HUGS 2017

This year's Camp HUGS theme was Stress and Anxiety.  The kids and volunteers partook in games and activities to learn about stress and anxiety as it related to their personal situations.  They also learned different relaxation techniques that could help them when they are stressed and experiencing anxiety.  Community volunteers included individuals who taught about the importance of massage, understanding how the brain responds during anxiety, and how to use every day items to help calm yourself.  Each child was able to take home a box full of relaxation tools to help them calm down, thanks to a grant from the Otis Thompson Foundation.