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Free summer meals available around Pontiac to children and individuals with disabilities through Meet Up and Eat Up program

This summer OLHSA is providing free meals to children 18 years of age and under or persons with disabilities up to age 26, at stationary and mobile sites in and around Pontiac through Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer...


This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to contract for an entity to provide home visiting and related early childhood services to a maximum of 108 infants, toddlers and their families to operate a minimum of 5 days per week, for a minimum of forty-eight (48) weeks of home visiting services per year, as part of the Early Head Start Program on behalf of the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (Agency) in the area of Oakland County, Michigan within the service boundaries of the Contractor, or...

New appointment scheduler takes effect July 5

For Welcome Center services, make your appointment through custom software and enjoy the perks 

Starting on July 5, OLHSA will be scheduling appointments for Welcome Center Services, which include Emergency Utility Assistance, Weatherization & General Information/Referrals, through a special phone number or website. In Oakland County, call (248) 479-6516 and in Livingston County call (517) 292-2969. Or, visit from anywhere. 


Volunteers needed to help Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer?


OLHSA is in need of volunteers to help at our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group's upcoming intergenerational events (June 28, July 26, August 8, August 18).

This opportunity is perfect for adults and high school students needing volunteer hours! Volunteers will help chaperone, assist grandparents with carrying picnic baskets/lunches and assist with field games.

If you are interested in volunteering or...

Local veteran back on his feet with support from OLHSA

As Memorial Day approaches, the nation is reminded of the sacrifices our military veterans have made. For veterans that have returned home and are struggling to find stability, OLHSA provides resources to guide them and their immediate families towards self-sufficiency through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. Available assistance includes case management, rent payments for existing leases, security deposits for future leases, moving expenses,...

OLHSA's 2015 Annual Report is ready!

Are you interested in learning about what OLHSA accomplished in 2015? Read about program highlights, client quotes, services provided and more in our annual report. You can find our 2015 annual report on our website, 

Head Start learns about growing plants and herbs through AeroGardens

Head Start preschoolers in Pontiac enjoyed watching herbs and produce grow over the past few months using special AeroGardens. The indoor gardens were purchased through a Michigan Farm to School grant, which assists with bringing fresh produce into schools.

Herbs that have been grown so far are Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Curly Parsley, cilantro, chive, mint, and dill. OLHSA Head Start also purchased more seed kits that will grow produce like tomatoes and peppers. So...

WIC clinic open at OLHSA in Pontiac

Did you know that OLHSA now has a WIC clinic on-site at its office in Pontiac? Services offered include assistance for pregnant or new mothers, breastfeeding support, healthcare services, nutrition counseling, referrals to community resources, supplemental food and more! To find out more information please call 877-526-2438.

OLHSA nominees win Michigan Community Action awards

OLHSA is proud of its Michigan Community Action (MCA) award-winning nominees, Representative Tim Greimel for Legislator of the Year and Matthew Dziadosz for one of MCA’s volunteer awards. Representative Greimel has been a long-time supporter of OLHSA, joining us for events, board meetings, in Head Start classrooms and more. Representative Greimel was especially helpful establishing a funding source for OLHSA’s new deconstruction and blight removal...

Mobile OLHSA Welcome Center now at Woodside Dream Center in Pontiac

OLHSA is excited to offer appointments through its new mobile Welcome Center at the Woodside Dream Center in Pontiac. Mobile Welcome Centers offer the same services as OLHSA’s main office locations and we are able to reach more individuals who may have difficulty with transportation. Services offered can include help through our early childhood programs, energy services, financial education services, health and nutrition, housing, older adult services and more.