Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

Rating: 4.76 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 196 Cesar E Chavez Avenue Pontiac MI 48342 USA

Mission: TO ENABLE THE LOW INCOME, ELDERLY AND DISABLED OF OAKLAND AND LIVINGSTON COUNTY TO BECOME MORE SELF-SUFFICIENT
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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I have known people who have received tremendous help from the staff there who truly care about people in need.

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Do more advocacy with the government to ensure its continued funding and try to get more funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What is unique about this organization?

It is large enough to do a lot of good but personal enough to care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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We received approval for the weatherization program. Staff members made every effort to help us.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get a volunteer to call the churches and get all of them involved. It is hard to criticize this organization because they are doing their best.

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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By the referred families reporting back to me the service that was received.

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Give them more money to provide additional service.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization through parnerships with OLHSA employees on various community committees.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would help them build additional staff capacity - they handle numerous tasks with a small staff and with volunteers.

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