Family Resources

OLHSA works hard to link available services in the community to families in need. Our aim is to provide them with the resources that will allow them to achieve goals for themselves and their children. Local community agencies participate on policy council and are present at parent meetings resulting in a strong support system for resources and services for families.

Local Agencies

Oakland County Health Department
The Health Divisions 30+ programs/services focus on preventing the spread of disease; ensuring a safe and clean environment; promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors; preparing for emergencies; surveillance of disease threats; and ensuring accessibility of health services.
Lighthouse of Oakland County
Immediate need for food, housing assistance, utility assistance, medical assistance, transportation, and assistance with a variety of other crisis situations, transitional supportive housing program designed to help homeless women and children gain the skills and confidence needed to live safely and independently & offering home ownership education, financial education and counseling, and foreclosure counseling.
CARE House of Oakland County
Prevention of child abuse and neglect. Protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research & treatment.
Oakland County Mental Health Services
Mental health links and information.
Cathothic Social Services
Foster care & Adoption, Counseling & Substance Abuse, Hispanic outreach, Older Adult Services & Family Support
Michigan Department of Human Services
Help for your family with temporary assistance when times are tough. Food and cash assistance, child care subsidy and emergency relief.
Oakland Family Services
Early Childhood Services, Family Preservation Services, Behavior Health, Older Adult & Specialized Services for Youth
Lakeshore Legal Aid
A not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services to people who are low income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.
Legal Aid and Defender Association is a provider of free legal services and comprehensive legal advocacy for residetns of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.
Community Network Services
Mental health care provider that identifies, supports, and promotes opportunities for eligible persons in Oakland County with mental illness, including substance abuse. Our services include assessment, case management, psychiatric, therapy and recovery services.
Early On
Early On® Oakland is a network of services for families of children birth to age three who are developmentally delayed, or are at risk of developing delays because of an established medical condition, or who have a disability.
Provide specialized, comprehensive services in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault. By serving the community through a series of innovative intervention, treatment, prevention, and education programs.
The Baldwin Center
Feed, clothe, educate and empower the men, women and children of the Pontiac community
Centro Multicultural La Familia
Offers culturally and linguistically competent services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, Early Head Start/Healthy Start, Integrated Care or Medical Home in partnership with St. Joseph hospital, support and interpretation for pregnant women through our Clinica Santa Teresa program, and employment support services.
Pontiac Academy for Excellence (PAE)
A charter school district in Pontiac, Michigan, that provides education from kindergarten through grade 12.


Student Financial Aid Info
GED Info
Contact your local Adult Education program, or call the Michigan Department of Career Development, Adult Education Office, at (517) 373-1692 (voice) or 1-888-605-6722 (TTY).
Additional information on Michigan GED testing and certification requirements and a directory of testing centers are available at by following the links to Career Preparation and Adult Education.