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Detroit Free Press: As cold sets in, agencies need help to meet growing needs in metro Detroit

By Bill Laitner
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer


Korean War veteran Grantonio Giovanni of Detroit said he's deeply grateful for daily visits from the Salvation Army's Bed & Bread truck.

"I get their food all the time, and I get clothes when I need 'em," Giovanni said last week, as he lined up beside one of the red-and-white trucks with others from his neighborhood of low-income apartments near Mack and Woodward, south of Wayne State University.

"You never...

Media Alert: Artist Tim Yanke returns to OLHSA for third painting session with preschoolers

WHAT: Birmingham-based neo-southwest artist Tim Yanke is returning to OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, to continue a series of seasonal paintings with Head Start preschoolers.  These children of low-income families will be emerged into a world of discovery and creativity for the third time this year as Yanke works with them to paint a summer-themed piece. Art supplies are donated by Park West Gallery in Southfield.


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Troy Patch: Head Start Enrollment Now Open for Low-Income Families in Oakland County

Children of low-income families have the opportunity to achieve positive social and educational success through the free Head Start Preschool at OLHSA, A Community Action Agency. OLHSA is now holding enrollment for kids ages 3-5 years for the upcoming school year in its Head Start classrooms throughout Oakland County.

Head Start serves children of families living in Oakland County who don’t have access to traditional preschool programs. Head Start runs September through June, and...

Press release - Citizens Community Federal donates $2,000 to OLHSA

Pontiac, Mich. – Citizens Community Federal, a federally chartered savings bank with branch locations in Oakland County, made a generous donation of $2,000 to OLHSA, A Community Action Agency this past Monday.  The funds will help provide financial literacy training for the low-income clients that OLHSA serves.  Read more here.

Oakland Press: Clothing store Dots donates $500 to OLHSA; money will go toward HIV/AIDS program

Of The Oakland Press

PONTIAC — The women’s clothing store Dots, which opened its doors in Pontiac on May 17, donated $500 to the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency on Thursday.

Ron Borngesser, CEO of OLHSA, said the agency would use the money for its HIV/AIDS program. The program provides services to people with AIDS, including transportation, nutrition counseling, taking clients to doctors’ appointments, and general support.