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WHMI: Gregory Couple's Story Highlights Need Underlying OLHSA's "Walk For Warmth"

January 21, 2016

The Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency has event coming up to help families in need stay warm this winter. OLHSA’s 2016 Walk for Warmth will take place at the Hartland Education Center on Saturday, February 20th. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event go to the agency’s emergency utility assistance program. The program is designed to help people get out of their utilities crisis and help set them on a path to self-sufficiency. Two people the program...

THE DAILY TRIBUNE: Registration open for 26th annual Walk for Warmth events

By Stephen Frye

POSTED: 01/08/16, 5:05 PM EST 

OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, announced their 26th annual Walk for Warmth events in Oakland and Livingston counties, which are open for registration.

This is a fundraiser for OLHSA, the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, and the Walk for Warmth is presented by Genisys Credit Union.

Each year, more than 1,000 area residents gather at community walk-a-thons to raise money for OLHSA’s Emergency Utility...

THE LIVINGSTON DAILY PRESS AND ARGUS:Walk for Warmth helps keep heat on

Abby Welsh, Livingston Daily 6:02 a.m. EST January 5, 2016

Residents can start signing up for the 26th annual Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Walk for Warmth.

Each year, more than a thousand people from the metro Detroit area join together for the community walk-a-thons in both Oakland and Livingston counties to help raise funds for OLHSA's Emergency Utility Assistance Program, which helps keep the heat on in the homes of local residents.

This year the Livingston...

PRESS RELEASE: Lower utility prices and a milder winter in the forecast

By Charles Crumm, The Oakland Press
POSTED: 11/28/15, 10:05 AM

During the frigid cold of the past two winters, Latoya Graham sometimes saw her heating bill spike to $200 a month.

Graham’s luckier than many. She lives in a newer energy efficient house in Pontiac built in 2009.

Even so, she has attended a winterization program through the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency that teaches how to winterize a home.

OLHSA also offers assistance paying heating...

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Challenges abound for US kids who've had a parent in prison

By DAVID CRARY Oct. 27, 2015 12:07 AM EDT

Three years ago, the little girl would hide under a table when confronted with reminders that both her parents were in prison.

Now almost 10, she's a confident, popular student, and ace recruiter for the program that helped her, says Daniel Howell, a case manager for New Hope Oklahoma. It offers after-school programs, weekend retreats and summer camps for about 500 Oklahoma children annually who have parents behind bars.