Mission Statement, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

To empower families and communities to gain the knowledge, skills and resources needed to improve their quality of life.

In pursuit of this mission OLHSA will:

  • Advocate on clients' behalf to provide more opportunities and fewer barriers.
  • Provide educational and economic resources to increase client self-sufficiency.
  • Help reduce the causes and effects of poverty.
  • Foster citizen participation to initiate programs and improve existing services based upon local community needs.

The Promise of Community Action guides OLHSA's work.

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Our Vision

To break the cycle of poverty, reaching the day when all families and communities thrive. 

Our Values

  • Compassion: Serving our clients with dignity, respect and care
  • Progress: Pushing ourselves toward thoughtful, creative, long-term solutions
  • Diversity: Embracing a wide array of viewpoints and possibilities
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing in all we do
  • Collaboration: Partnering with all who can help us help others
  • Stewardship: Managing fiscal and programmatic resources responsibly and ethically
  • Advocacy: Putting voice with action in pursuit of our vision