Halley is a native of East Palo Alto for 45 years. She retired from The Department of Veterans Affairs in 2012 in San Francisco and created Retraining the Village for the purpose of helping the Veterans and men become self-sufficient. She sits on several boards and provides services to those who are homeless, previously incarcerated men. She has a passion for others, to the extent that she does a lot more than she can write. Halley grew up knowing that her gift would help other and her experiences through out her life prepared her for the path she is on today. Halley is involved with the community of East Palo Alto and other communities in the Central Valley. Her dream is to provide shelter for all who are homeless and challenged