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 Depart - 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.exual assault

Legal Aid (Oakland County Bar Association) : Free  legal aid resources

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.

Haven : 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.

Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) :  Loan program and information.

Pontiac Academy for Excellence (PAE) - A charter school district in Pontiac, Michigan, that provides education from kindergarten through grade 12.


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