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Pontiac Head Start receives grant to promote health and wellness

This past June, OLHSA received a $20,000 Champions for Healthy Kids grant from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation in collaboration with General Mills. The funds will be used to improve health and wellness initiatives for children in OLHSA’s Pontiac Head Start program. Only 50 nonprofit organizations in the United States were chosen for the grant, including OLHSA, which was selected due to its healthy eating and physical activity initiatives that have...

Health and Wellness the OLHSA way

What makes a workplace truly focused on health and wellness? At OLHSA, the answer is our people. Those who make up our team, who help people and change lives daily, and who keep this ship running, are why we strive to have a healthy workplace. It’s for them.

We initiate programs that are fun and offer support for everyone’s fitness and health journeys. Our benefits are generous and affordable. Friendly and encouraging reminders...

OLHSA is accepting Request for Proposals for weatherization contracting services

OLHSA is accepting Request for Proposals for weatherization contracting services in Oakland & Livingston Counties.  Minimum requirements:  Licensed and insured, 3 yrs. exp. in weatherization; ownership of a blower door and blown in insulation equipment.

Please contact Dawn Rigg at dawnr@olhsa.org to request the RFP General Instructions.  All final RFP packages must be received by 2:00 p.m. 8/17/15.  Late qualifications will...

OLHSA to participate in Meet Up and Eat Up program

This summer OLHSA is bringing free, nutritious meals to children 18 and younger around Pontiac through the Meet Up and Eat Up summer food program. There are multiple stationary and mobile sites available, making the program accessible to participants throughout the city.

Current stationary site information:

Bray Temple
46 N. Roselawn
Pontiac, MI 48342...

OLHSA is accepting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for evaluation contracting services

NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION 2015

Early Childhood Services Evaluation Contractors, June 2, 2015

OLHSA is seeking request for qualification from qualified evaluation contractors to perform evaluations measures for upcoming grant pursual from the Office of Family Assistance. Pursual of this grant requires the Independent Evaluator to submit to OLHSA Team Leader all appropriate technical, business data and information concerning its proposed portion of the Project, including...

Take advantage of financial education and homebuyer education classes at OLHSA

Are you looking to buy a house, but don't know where to start? Are you tired of never having enough money or living paycheck to paycheck? You may be interested in two educational classes provided by OLHSA: homebuyer education and financial education.

Homebuyer education classes feature topics such as credit, budgeting, maintenance and information about the mortgage approval and closing processes. Financial education classes discuss credit repair, financial emergencies, saving to build...

OLHSA offers safety and vision help for those with Alzheimer's and Macular Degeneration

OLHSA was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Mary Thompson Foundation to help make life safer for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and to help those those with Macular Degeneration improve vision and remain independent.

As part of OLHSA's programming that focuses on safety, wellbeing and quality of life for older adults, this grant will help make life safer and easier for those facing Alzheimer's disease. Their...

OLHSA receives Huron-Clinton Metroparks Corporate Volunteer of the Year award

Every year OLHSA’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), funded by a Michigan Department for Natural Resources grant, employs youth and partners with area groups to keep community spaces safe and ready for all to enjoy. Recently as part of the program, youth removed invasive species, cleaned-up parks and provided stewardship to state and local parks. 

This year because of the contribution and dedication by SYEP youth to Huron-...

OLHSA and Accounting Aid Society assist 400 households with tax refunds

OLHSA once again partnered with the Accounting Aid Society (AAS) to provide Oakland County residents with free income tax filing. 400 households were able to receive $480,000 in refunds and credits this year. 

We are thankful to the 43 AAS volunteers who put in a total of 270 hours at OLHSA to help low-income families and individuals avoid the burden of costly tax preparation. Together with OLHSA staff, the assistance...

Congress visits Head Start

In honor of Head Start’s 50th anniversary, OLHSA had two special visitors for a tour and day of fun at our Head Start center in Pontiac. This spring, Barbara McCallahan, Director of Community Affairs for Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Office and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence joined us for a first-hand Head Start experience.

During the visits, the...

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