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Livingston Outraises Oakland In Annual Event, But Overall Goal Still Unmet

March 3, 2016

Livingston County outdid their counterparts in Oakland County when it came to raising funds to keep families in need warm, although an overall goal is still unfulfilled. The 26th annual Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Walk for Warmth was held February 6th at Oakland County’s Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and then on February 20th at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center in Livingston County. Altogether, there were over 1,200 participants in the form of...

PRESS RELEASE: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan awards OLHSA $24,000 for family nutrition and health initiatives

Pontiac, Mich., February 25, 2016OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, recently received a grant for $24,000 from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The grant will fund family health and wellness programming in Pontiac.

“We are honored to be one of five recipients out of numerous applications that were submitted regionally,” said Erica Karfonta, director of health, housing and nutrition at OLHSA. “Through the...

THE OAKLAND PRESS: Customer assistance fund will allow Oakland County agency to help residents with water bills

By Paul Kampe, The Oakland Press

POSTED: 02/19/16, 3:56 PM 

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Client Service Coordinator Richena Lawrence Friday, Feb. 19. The agency offers assistance with utility bills and will soon be administering funds set aside by the newly formed Great Lakes Water Authority to help Oakland County residents who qualify pay their water bills. Paul Kampe-The Oakland Press 

A new program established by the newly formed Great Lakes Water...

WHMI: 2016 Walk for Warmth Raises Funds for Local Families

February 20, 2016

A recipient of benefits from OLHSA last year helped kick off a fundraising event at the Hartland Educational Service Center Saturday. Cathie Watt says walking in the Walk for Warmth this year is a way to pay back just a small portion of what she received last year when hard times struck her family. In its 26th year the Walk for Warmth raises funds to help people in need of assistance with winter utility bills. Watt’s family was one of some 500 to receive help with...

THE OAKLAND PRESS: Families walk to raise money for warmth fund

By Aftab Borka, The Oakland Press

POSTED: 02/06/16

Hundreds of local families gathered inside the Great Lakes Crossing Outlet in Auburn Hills on Saturday morning to take part in an annual walk to raise money and awareness for a special cause.

The walk was the 26th annual event organized by Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, also known as OLHSA - a nonprofit helping low-income families in Oakland and Livingston counties.

OLHSA’s CEO Rob Borngesser said every year...