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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.


THE OAKLAND PRESS: New range of employment services available at Pontiac’s OLHSA

By Carol Hopkins, The Oakland Press
POSTED: 10/13/15, 8:20 AM

Unemployed people who have a tough time finding transportation, child care or even job uniforms can find help through a new service being offered at OLHSA, the Pontiac-based Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency.

The service, called Community Ventures, is being made possible by grant funding and OLHSA’s official designation as a Community Ventures service provider for Pontiac through the Michigan Economic...

PRESS RELEASE: Pontiac Rotary donates over 400 books to OLHSA’s Head Start preschoolers

Pontiac, Mich., October 6, 2015 - OLHSA, a Community Action Agency, recently received 421 books for its Head Start preschoolers from the Rotary Club of Pontiac. The books were awarded to the club through a grant received by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), thanks to a generous donation from PBS KIDS and  

“After receiving the DPTV book grant, OLHSA’s Head Start program immediately popped into our heads when thinking of what organization to...