Frequently Asked Questions

The term neurological impairment encompasses a group of brain and spinal cord disorders that relate to the central nervous system. A neurological impairment or disability may involve speech, motor skills, vision, memory, muscle actions or learning abilities. Common diagnoses are cerebral palsy, epilepsy, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and Tourette’s Syndrome. Neurological impairment can also be a result of an allergic reaction, a near-drowning, birth injury, genetic disorder or accident.

The Help A Little One (H.A.L.O.) Foundation will review requests from nursing homes, families, guardians, professionals and community organizations. Approved items have included adaptive tricycles, wheelchair lifts, enrichment programs at nursing homes, transportation/ admission/accommodation to participate at community events and technology for individual growth.

H.A.L.O. does not fund building maintenance, hospital equipment, medical treatment or other expenses covered by insurance or public health, welfare and social service agencies.

The Foundation provides financial support for family and small group vacations or outings for residents of pediatric nursing homes.

H.A.L.O. Holidays enable the nursing home staffs to provide full medical support and to facilitate bonding with family members, while incorporating educational components.

H.A.L.O.'s gifts to pediatric nursing homes are focused in New England, but H.A.L.O. will consider requests from individual families across the United States.

Click on the Make A Request tab or click here to print out the Request form. You must have Acrobat Reader to open the file. Click here for a free download. Complete the form, or write a detailed letter, and send it to:

H.A.L.O. Foundation
1330 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Be sure to outline the child's needs and challenges clearly, and describe the requested gift in detail, including catalog or item numbers, store names, size/dimensions and cost, and how it will benefit the child or family.

Click on the Donate tab or click here to print and complete the form. You must have Acrobat Reader to open the file. Click here for a free download. Send the completed form, or a letter to:

H.A.L.O. Foundation
1330 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Please include your name and address and the name and address to be notified if the gift is in memory or in honor of an individual. The H.A.L.O. Foundation accepts online donations.

H.A.L.O. is an authorized 501(3)(c) charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by State and Federal tax laws.

Family Circle is a resource and referral service operated by the H.A.L.O. Foundation and Jewish Family Service of Greater Boston. It provides support and counseling to families whose children have severe neurological impairment.

Family Circle
1430 Main St.
Waltham. MA 02451
(781) 647-5327

H.A.L.O. welcomes your contributions in support of children with neurological impairment

You may designate your donation for General Purposes, In Memoriam -- to remember a friend, relative or colleague -- or Tribute --in honor of a special friend or occasion.

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