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Summer Youth Employment Program is a Continued Success

Around 80 youth participated in OLHSA’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) this summer. OLHSA’s SYEP, funded by the Michigan Department for Natural Resources (MDNR), was and continues to be a success. The program runs from June to September each year and provides comprehensive services to Pontiac youth ages 16 to 19 years old.

The main goal of the OLHSA’s SYEP is to “positively engage a new generation of diverse leaders with meaningful employment readiness skills,...

Summer Youth Employment Program 2014

In an effort to provide youth with a comprehensive employment and learning experience, OLHSA will once again offer its Summer Youth Employment Program. The program is open to Pontiac youth ages 16-19 years old. Youth will learn skills ncessary to build a career, work outside with other kids, and visit colleges and area businesses.

Through OLHSA's Summer Youth Employment Program, young people will be given the opportunity to earn money and gain work experience, learn and develop skills...

Older Adult Services can help

Have you ever needed help mowing your lawn, shoveling your snow, navigating your healthcare options or maybe you’re a grandparent raising your grandchildren?


OLHSA offers many services to older adults, including the Chore program which helps with lawn mowing, snow shoveling and more. Our home injury control program provides bathroom safety devices, smoke detectors and more to make older adults’ homes safer. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides a...

OLHSA celebrates 50th anniversary at Royal Oak Saint Patrick's Day Parade

In March, OLHSA staff, volunteers and Pontiac Academy for Excellence students came together to walk in the Royal Oak Saint Patrick’s Day parade. The parade was hosted by The Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and took place in Royal Oak. Despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great time celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and OLHSA’s anniversary. OLHSA will also be participating in various other parades throughout the year, including the Memorial Day parade in Auburn...

OLHSA helps with health insurance

Do you still need help enrolling in a healthcare plan? So far, OLHSA’s Help with Health Insurance program has helped over 300 individuals with navigating the healthcare marketplace.

Over 30 were enrolled in a healthcare plan and over 300 people were enrolled in Medicaid. OLHSA, in partnership with Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland, is continuing to hold Help with Health Insurance workshops in order to assist people with the Healthy Michigan Plan or Medicaid expansion. Workshops are...

Financial Education Classes offered at OLHSA

In April, OLHSA provided three financial management classes to individuals in the community. The classes were part of Money Smart Week and taught individuals the basics of money management for a healthy financial future. Topics included saving tips and skills, how-to’s of banking and bank accounts, credit reports and building credit, identity theft and more. Five people attended all three days and received MSHDA Financial Education certificates.

OLHSA receives awards from Michigan Community Action Agency Association

On April 30, the eve of Community Action Month, OLHSA staff attended MCAAA’s 50th Anniversary dinner and award ceremony in Lansing. OLHSA was proud to have four staff members, Sherry Bouler, Robert Crotty, Donna Parsons and Dayna Swindell, recognized for completing the MCAAA Leadership Development Institute, an 18-month professional development collaborative designed to enhance and develop the core competencies of future Community Action Leaders.

Alessandra Baglioni received a...

OLHSA’s annual board meeting celebrates clients, volunteers and corporate sponsors

In April, OLHSA had its annual board meeting, which recognized special individuals who have supported OLHSA or have taken part in our services.  We also showcased the history of OLHSA as part of our 50th anniversary celebration.

Genisys Credit Union and Web World Advantage received corporate sponsor recognition for their generous support of OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth events. Both companies truly made our events a success.

Oakland and Livingston county clients received awards...

New program: Help with Health Insurance

OLHSA, in partnership with Catholic Social Services and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is now offering a program to help navigate the new Health Insurance Marketplace. The program, called Help with Health Insurance, is a free service that pairs you with a certified Marketplace Navigator, explains the...

Homelessness Campaign is a Success in Livingston County

This past November, five nonprofits under the Livingston County Continuum of Care, including OLHSA, initiated the 2013 Homeless Winter Gap campaign. With temperatures being some of the coldest we’ve seen this winter, the campaign couldn’t have come at a better time. It may not be obvious, but homelessness does happen in Livingston County. The Homeless Winter Gap campaign helps our neighbors who are in need of shelter for themselves and their families.

At any given time, 127...