Assistance for kinship families during the COVID-19 crisis.
During these uncertain times, HALOS is here to help. Our staff is working around the clock to meet the needs of kinship families in the Lowcountry. While our office is physically closed, we are just a phone call away. If you are a kinship caregiver and find yourself needing support or have questions, please call us toll free at (854) 444-3716.
We have helped countless families navigate COVID-19 and the immense stress it puts everyone under. Annie Frasier recently wrote about how HALOS has helped her in Charleston Today. This is what she had to say:
Knowing what I went through when I first took in my grandchildren, to walking through a global pandemic with them, I want to encourage all in our community to reach out for help if you need it. If you are a kinship caregiver, there is a wonderful local nonprofit called HALOS that has virtual support groups, offers assistance, and will always connect you with the right resources. For me, HALOS has been a lifesaver.
Because of YOU, kinship families can remain in their homes during COVID-19
Alexis and Jonah never knew their dad, and Mom has pervasive drug problems. Their grandmother Donna and step-grandfather, Michael Russo have raised them for many years.
Legally blind Donna stayed at home to care for Alexis and Jonah. Michael was self-employed doing contracting and home renovation projects. Donna died unexpectedly this winter and Michael became a single parent.
Because of COVID-19, Michael had to become a full-time stay-at-home dad to Alexis and Jonah. When his savings ran out, he called for help. He didn’t know how he would pay June rent, and the family had no where else to go. He didn’t want to lose the children.
Thanks to compassionate donors, rent assistance was available. Michael also received help finding summer camp so he was able to return to work. If you are struggling, please call us toll free at (854) 444-3716.