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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. ...

OLHSA client benefits from Gardner-White’s Charituesday program

Through Gardner-White’s ChariTuesday charitable giving program, OLHSA was able to help one of our clients purchase new furniture.  OLHSA was selected by Gardner-White and participated in a Facebook contest to win a gift certificate. We won $500 to Gardner White!  With the money OLHSA purchased a beautiful couch and oversized chair for a client named Yolanda and her son.  While the $500 didn’t seem like it would cover the items, Gardner-White in Waterford worked with us to...

Welcome Center offers various mobile sites

OLHSA understands that it may be difficult for our clients living in Oakland and Livingston Counties to get to our central offices in order to be signed up for the services needed to help maintain self-sufficiency. That’s why we offer mobile welcome center locations in addition to our permanent offices in Pontiac, Ferndale and Howell. Please find an updated list of our mobile welcome center locations below, which can assist with signing individuals up for all of the services they qualify for...

OLHSA’s Head Start Connections/Father Factor program expands to Cotton and Parnell correctional facilities

OLHSA’s Head Start Connections/Father Factor program, which currently serves incarcerated parents in Oakland County Jail and more recently the Macomb Prison, has expanded to Cotton and Parnell Correctional Facilities. The program helps incarcerated parents maintain relationships with their children through educational activities as well as through other special events, such as birthday parties and other educational events.


The goal of the program is to promote positive...

OLHSA: 50th anniversary year in review

2014 marked OLHSA’s 50th anniversary. During the year we were able to reflect on the impact five decades of service to Oakland and Livingston Counties has made and commemorate the occasion in a variety of ways.

Throughout the year we were given many reasons to celebrate. OLHSA...

Homelessness is present in Livingston County: How you can help

Do you have a passion for helping the homeless? It may not be as visible as urban areas, but homelessness is present in Livingston County. Together with the community, the Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee kicked off a campaign on November 15 and is raising awareness and donations for homeless individuals.

The committee is comprised of nonprofit organizations which include, OLHSA, The Connection Youth Services, LACASA, Love Inc., and the Salvation Army. Events...

Head Start is almost 50

This school year marks Head Start’s 50th anniversary. OLHSA Head Start is celebrating this important milestone from August 2014 through the official anniversary in June 2015. On September 17th Head Start staff, children and parents dressed in red, white and blue, Head Start's colors, to celebrate. Teachers also provided 50th anniversary activities in red, white and blue. We look forward to more celebrations as the school year unfolds.

 

 

 

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Help seniors stay in their homes

OLHSA offers various, free programs to qualifying older adults to help them maintain their independence, including programs that help with lawn mowing and snow removal, installation of home safety devices, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment assistance and more. All of these programs can extend the amount of time that seniors are able to stay in their home and live comfortably.

Seniors are quickly growing in population, more than any other age group. In Livingston County from 2000-2012...

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