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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...

OLHSA has a new tool for online donations

Are you interested in giving back to your community? Consider donating to OLHSA. OLHSA recently switched to using CrowdRise for our online donation and fundraising platform. Since adopting the software last fall we have successfully raised funds for our Help Your Senior Neighbors Campaign, Livingston County Homelessness Campaign, and Walk for Warmth. The user friendly platform has made donating online easy.  We hope you’ll consider supporting our mission of helping people and changing...

Head Start has Sweet Dreamzzz program

Did you know that children ages 3 to 5 years old need 11 to 13 hours of sleep per night? OLHSA Head Start kids and parents learned this in January with the Sweet Dreamzzz program. Sweet Dreamzzz is an educational program for both parents and students and teaches positive sleeping habits. The program teaches topics such as the importance of a bed time routine and how many hours of sleep are required for each child based on their age. Sweet Dreamzzz also gives other tips such as engaging in a...

OLHSA works to end homelessness among veteran families

Harold from Rochester Hills is a disabled veteran that is on dialysis and only has Social Security Disability to live on. Through OLHSA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program we were able to help him get into a new apartment, which was much more rent-reasonable for him, by providing a security deposit and, so far, 3 months of rent payment through the SSVF program.  OLHSA was also able to provide him with utility assistance, so he was able to avoid shut-off. ...

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