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THE OAKLAND PRESS: OLHSA receives grant for Head Start preschool programs

By Anne Runkle, The Oakland Press 

Posted: 07/15/16

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency has received a $10.8 million grant to continue running the Early Head Start and Head Start preschool programs in the county.

The community agency is making some changes, such as offering full-day classes and home-based programs.

Through the grant, more than 900 children will attend the Head Start program for three- and four-year-olds and about 200 children will be...

THE OAKLAND PRESS: Revive Pontiac teaches job skills, harvests vintage building materials

By Anne Runkle, The Oakland Press

POSTED: 06/27/16

Everything old is new again for a Pontiac community service agency.

Under its Revive Pontiac program, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency is salvaging building materials from long-vacant buildings to sell in the vintage materials market.

Ten workers who are learning job skills in a 12-week program joined elected officials who have supported the program at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, June 27, at a former...

THE DETROIT NEWS: Oakland County seeks a home for every veteran

Mike Martindale, The Detroit News, June 6, 2016

Pontiac — To some, the rented duplex on East Cornell may seem a little cramped and in need of some cleaning and new window screens.

For Bobby Kirkland, who for the past year has worried about where he would live, it’s his castle.

When Kirkland and his wife split up, the unemployed 67-year-old Army veteran who served in Thailand with the U.S. Army from 1968-69 and was discharged in 1971 could...

WDIV: Family unification program allows inmates to spend time with children

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. - There is something many would consider strange and unusual happening inside a Wayne County jail.

Children are being sent there, but not because they're in trouble. It's because their dads are serving time. It's a new program that is hoping to break what many consider a criminal cycle. 

There are few places we can say nobody wants to go. A jail is one of them. Inside, one can expect to see jail cells and barbed wire, but sometimes, expectations are as...

THE OAKLAND PRESS: Qualified residents in 8 communities now can receive help with water bills

By Carol Hopkins, The Oakland Press

POSTED: 04/12/16, 11:21 AM EDT 

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is offering the help through the Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) to residents of eight Oakland County communities –– Pontiac, Keego Harbor, Bingham Farms, Ferndale, Orchard Lake, Farmington Hills, Commerce Township, and Orion Township.

The program launched in March, and aims to alleviate the burden of high water bills, helping to ensure...