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Bridges Out of Poverty closes the gap

OLHSA recently hosted a Bridges Out of Poverty (BOP) workshop in Howell for over 50 guests, including educators, librarians, business people, first responders, media and elected officials. The goal was to develop a cohesive approach to poverty education and services in our community. 

The workshop provided tangible ways that these...

Janice Smith is named OLHSA Early Childhood Services Director

OLHSA announced in July that Janice Smith has been named Early Childhood Services Director, where she will oversee the OLHSA programs designed to make sure children have access to the nutritional, medical, and educational services they need.  These programs, which include Early Head Start, Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and other family resources, offer assistance in...

Summer Youth Employment enjoys a successful summer

OLHSA’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) once again taught participants about gardening, the importance of park cleanup,  eliminating invasive species, employment readiness and more. However it’s not all work and no play, as participants also learned through recreational activities such as nature hikes, disc golf, archery, and biking. The youth also completed tours, including one at Oakland University....

OLHSA Request for Proposal-Weatherization Contracting Services and Minor Home/Mobile Home Repair

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) for contractors under two different programs. The first program is weatherization contracting services under the Weatherization Assistant Program (WAP). The second program is for Minor Home/ Minor Mobile Home Repair under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Both programs provide contracting services to clients in Oakland and Livingston Counties.  

The requirements and due...

OLHSA's 2016 Annual Report is here!

It’s here! OLHSA’s 2016 Annual Report is ready.

What a year OLHSA had. In 2016, we served 22,164 clients, while providing 209,245 services. We must truly thank every person who made this year so successful. 

Behind a newly refined mission of empowering families and communities to gain the knowledge, skills and resources needed to improve their quality of life, OLHSA has continued to work towards...

OLHSA hosts afterschool snack and supper program

Since October, OLHSA has been hosting the At Risk Afterschool Snack and Supper program, which is part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and is administered through the Michigan Department of Education.

Suppers and snacks are served at Pontiac Academy for Excellence (PAE) following the school day. The snacks and suppers accompany PAE’s enrichment programs including C-2 pipeline (college readiness), tutoring programs, art programs...

DTE Energy announces OLHSA as top performer of 2016 for electrical measures

OLHSA was recently recognized by DTE Energy as the company’s Energy Efficiency Assistance Program top performer for 2016 for electrical measures and, more specifically, refrigerator replacement.  OLHSA gave out 944 new refrigerators in 2016 through the Refrigerator Replacement Program. 

DTE Energy partners with Community Action Agencies statewide to help reduce the utility bills of its most vulnerable clients.  To determine eligibility to receive a free refrigerator...

Community members take time to read to and visit Pontiac Head Start classrooms

As part of the National Head Start Association initiative “Supporting School Readiness and Success of Young African American Boys,” OLHSA’s Head Start program welcomed male community leaders to speak to and read to the students in our Early Head Start and Head Start program at its Pontiac location. The initiative focuses on the many issues all at-risk children face, but especially boys. 

Head Start has a direct impact on two of six key milestones, which were established by the...

Walk for Warmth 2017 – There’s still time to donate!

OLHSA hosted its 27th annual Walk for Warmth events on February 4th at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and February 18th at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center. The events, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, saw more than 1,000 participants in the form of walkers, sponsors and volunteers. Funds raised support emergency utility assistance, helping to keep Oakland and Livingston families safe and warm in their homes. 

To date this year, OLHSA has raised more than $99,...

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