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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations

Mission: TO ENABLE THE LOW INCOME, ELDERLY AND DISABLED OF OAKLAND AND LIVINGSTON COUNTY TO BECOME MORE SELF-SUFFICIENT

Programs: Child & family services division:early childhood programs - an important part of olhsa's mission is helping young children fulfill their potential. We offer several programs designed to make sure children have access to the nutritional, medical, and educational services they need. Together these programs provide young children and their families with opportunities both in and out of the classroom; opportunities that they might not have otherwise. Many of these programs also offer support for the family since healthy childhood development depends just as much on strong family relationships and ready access to physicians as it does on having a positive classroom environment. Eligibility for these programs is determined primarily by income and age but special consideration is given to families of children with disabilities. Olhsa is there to lend a helping hand to parents who are ready to take the initiative in their child's welfare. Family resources:olhsa works hard to link available services in the community to families in need. Our aim is to provide them with the resources that will allow them to achieve goals for themselves and their children. Local community agencies participate on policy council and are present at parent meetings resulting in a strong support system for resources and services for families.

food services division:food pantries emergency food assistancea federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. The emergency food assistance (tefap)various food staples are distributed to low-income households on a quarterly basis. Food for seniors (csfp-sr) (aka focus hope in oakland county)monthly food program for homebound and other seniors aged 60 and over in oakland and livingston counties. Michigan benefits accessassistance in signing up for state benefits you may be eligible for, including snap, liheap, tanf, child care subsidies, schip, medicaid, and eitc. Olhsa south food pantry ferndale (oakland county only)the pantry provides food staples or food certificates to oakland county residents. We use grants, a partnership with gleaners community food bank, and donations to keep the pantry stocked. Shared harvest pantry (livingston county only)olhsa, in partnership with gleaners community food bank provides food assistance and information about other services available through olhsa and gleaners, to livingston county residents. Summer food service program (summer lunch) (oakland county only)olhsa provides a nutritious breakfast and/or lunch to youth in churches, parks, schools and recreation centers in and around pontiac. The emergency food assistance program (tefap)olhsa distributes food staples quarterly to low-income people at over 60 accessible locations across oakland county.

energy optimization program:provides energy efficient home improvements possibly including cfl light bulbs, energy star refrigerators, insulation, programmable thermostats, air sealing, high efficiency furnaces, and high efficiency water heaters.

various programs such as: economic security, emergency financial programs, housing and emergency housing, health, hiv/aids health, and education

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

OLHSA does a fine service in Livingston County, providing help with heating costs, helping low income people find housing, and counseling services. The staff there go above and beyond to help people. The Walk for Warmth gets bigger each year and brings in more money to help people. They have helped many people obtain weatherization services in this bad economy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

OLHSA provides a great service to the community, providing clothing for people in need, food, heating funds, administers the weatherization program for Obama, and works tirelessly to help those in need. They are very active in the community and well-respected. They help hundreds of low income people in the community.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I work at a non-profit that interacts frequently with the Livingston County office of OLHSA. We refer people frequently, most often for housing or utility assistance, but also for the food/nutrition program. The OLHSA coworkers with whom we interact are timely, flexible, friendly and appear very much to be driven by a mission of service.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I really enjoy working with OLHSA staff on various Livingston County committees. Their staff members are very passionate about the mission of OLHSA and their enthusiasm is infectious! This organization is very aware of the human service issues facing our community and OLHSA is quick to respond with innovative programming to address these issues.

Review from Guidestar