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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,...

OLHSA launches Save for Life Club

Thanks to a recent Community Services Block Grant discretionary award for FY 2016-17, OLHSA is launching a new incentive-based financial fitness program for Oakland and Livingston county residents with low household incomes.

The Save for Life Club meets participants, called Savers, where they are financially in life. The program helps Savers shine a light on their financial habits and get the support they need to reach their chosen goals, all while earning bonus rewards (worth $5 to $...

Walk for Warmth helps local father

For single father, Dale Fracassi, providing a stable life for his daughter has always been a high priority. But in the spring of 2015 an unexpected cancer diagnosis brought a level of uncertainty that made him question what the future looked like for his family.

In the months following his initial diagnosis, Fracassi began the intense chemotherapy needed to treat his stage 4 lymphoma. The treatments began to take a toll and his ability to work declined. With limited income and the...

Fulfill your New Year's resolutions through supporting OLHSA

During the holidays it can be easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of presents and parties at every turn. Thankfully after a month or more of being on the go, January offers everyone a chance to hit the reset button, reflect and create resolutions for the year ahead. For many individuals, there will be plans for eating better, finding a new hobby, traveling more and finding a way to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

If helping others is on your personal to-do...

OLHSA offers housing assistance to homeless veterans

Are you or someone you may know a Veteran in need of housing or at-risk of losing permanent nighttime residence? OLHSA may be able to assist.

If any of the following apply, individuals may qualify for housing assistance: a DD-214 (OLHSA can assist with obtaining this), honorable or dishonorable discharge, service in the Reserves, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Veteran families may include a single individual or multi-person household...

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