To empower families and communities to gain the knowledge, skills and resources needed to improve their quality of life.
In pursuit of this mission OLHSA will:
Advocate on clients' behalf to provide more opportunities and fewer barriers.
Provide educational and economic resources to increase client self-sufficiency.
Help reduce the causes and effects of poverty.
Foster citizen participation to initiate programs and improve existing services based upon local community needs.
OLHSA does its work through the Promise of Community Action: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
OLHSA is proud to be the Community Action Agency serving Oakland and Livingston Counties.
To break the cycle of poverty, reaching the day when all families and communities thrive.
Compassion: Serving our clients with dignity, respect and care
Progress: Pushing ourselves toward thoughtful, creative, long-term solutions
Diversity: Embracing a wide array of viewpoints and possibilities
Integrity: Doing the right thing in all we do
Collaboration: Partnering with all who can help us help others
Stewardship: Managing fiscal and programmatic resources responsibly and ethically
Advocacy: Putting voice with action in pursuit of our vision