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OLHSA celebrates 50th anniversary at Royal Oak Saint Patrick's Day Parade

In March, OLHSA staff, volunteers and Pontiac Academy for Excellence students came together to walk in the Royal Oak Saint Patrick’s Day parade. The parade was hosted by The Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and took place in Royal Oak. Despite the chilly weather, everyone had a great time celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and OLHSA’s anniversary. OLHSA will also be participating in various other parades throughout the year, including the Memorial Day parade in Auburn...

OLHSA helps with health insurance

Do you still need help enrolling in a healthcare plan? So far, OLHSA’s Help with Health Insurance program has helped over 300 individuals with navigating the healthcare marketplace.


Over 30 were enrolled in a healthcare plan and over 300 people were enrolled in Medicaid. OLHSA, in partnership with Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland, is continuing to hold Help with Health Insurance workshops in order to assist people with the Healthy Michigan Plan or Medicaid expansion. Workshops are...

Financial Education Classes offered at OLHSA

In April, OLHSA provided three financial management classes to individuals in the community. The classes were part of Money Smart Week and taught individuals the basics of money management for a healthy financial future. Topics included saving tips and skills, how-to’s of banking and bank accounts, credit reports and building credit, identity theft and more. Five people attended all three days and received MSHDA Financial Education certificates.

OLHSA receives awards from Michigan Community Action Agency Association

On April 30, the eve of Community Action Month, OLHSA staff attended MCAAA’s 50th Anniversary dinner and award ceremony in Lansing. OLHSA was proud to have four staff members, Sherry Bouler, Robert Crotty, Donna Parsons and Dayna Swindell, recognized for completing the MCAAA Leadership Development Institute, an 18-month professional development collaborative designed to enhance and develop the core competencies of future Community Action Leaders.

Alessandra Baglioni received a...

OLHSA’s annual board meeting celebrates clients, volunteers and corporate sponsors

In April, OLHSA had its annual board meeting, which recognized special individuals who have supported OLHSA or have taken part in our services.  We also showcased the history of OLHSA as part of our 50th anniversary celebration.

Genisys Credit Union and Web World Advantage received corporate sponsor recognition for their generous support of OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth events. Both companies truly made our events a success.

Oakland and Livingston county clients received awards...

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...

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