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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...

OLHSA’s 24th Annual Walk for Warmth Recap

Dancing, balloons, free t-shirts; what more can you ask for? OLHSA hosted its 24th annual Walk for Warmth events on February 8 and 22 and participants had a great time! The community-favorite event was once again sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Events in Oakland and Livingston Counties had a great turn out with around 1,300 walkers, sponsors and volunteers joining us....

Linda Sadlier Celebrates 40th Anniversary with OLHSA

Many special people work for OLHSA, but Linda Sadlier has gone above and beyond when it comes to dedication. This past February, Linda celebrated her 40th anniversary as an OLHSA employee.

Linda started as a Clerk Typist when OLHSA was located in the West Oakland Field Office in Walled Lake. She was in the Community and Family Services Department and at that time she was only making $2 per hour.

Some of her memorable moments include when OLHSA started a huge food co-op program...

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops

Over the past few years OLHSA has been offering Bridges Out of Poverty community workshops. With these workshops, OLHSA hopes to reach human services staff members, social workers, lawyers, and others to give them a deeper understanding of poverty. Through the workshops, OLHSA hopes to create a cohesive approach to poverty education and services in our communities.

This past January, OLHSA hosted a one-day...

Head Start Learns Healthy Eating with Regie Rainbow

OLHSA’s Head Start grantee, delegate and home based programs have been using the Reggie‘s Rainbow Adventure educational program.  The program, which is fully funded by the National Kidney Foundation, was developed to educate children on how to eat healthy and increase their physical activity on a daily basis.

Regie is a full-sized stalk of...

Have you registered for OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth yet?

It’s almost time to get out those walking shoes for OLHSA’s 24th annual Walk for Warmth walk-a-thon! We are all excited to come together for this great event which helps raise money for our neighbors facing utility shutoffs during the cold winter months.

The Oakland County Walk for Warmth will be held at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets on February 8th and the Livingston Walk will be held on February 22 at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center.

It’s super...

Employees taking strides with OLHSA’s Walking Group

OLHSA has been working to improve the health of its employees for some time now. Everyone knows a healthy employee is a happy one! One of our favorite developments is a staff-driven group that came out of our Health and Wellness Committee. The Walking Group has been exercising twice per week (or more!) ever since it started earlier this summer.

Near our central office in Pontiac sits a track. The Walking Group has been gathering to walk to the track and then around it for about an hour...

OLHSA produce market gains media coverage

OLHSA's Produce Market is an initiative of the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! Coalition. The mission of the coalition is to improve health and wellness opportunities to Pontiac citizens.

The market is held at OLHSA every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Pontiac Community. The goal is to increase awareness and access to nutritious food and make fruits and vegetables more...

OLHSA's community job fair creates bright futures

OLHSA’s community job fair was a huge success with more than 200 participants in attendance.  On Thursday, May 23, OLHSA held its first job fair in the Pontiac Academy for Excellence gym. Participants came with resumes in-hand, ready to impress employers.

Employers had one-on-one interviews with job seekers from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A resume workshop was in session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Welcome Center conference room preceding the job...

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