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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...

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...