Holly Area Youth Assistance

Strengthening Youth and Families through Community Involvement

What is HAYA

Holly Area Youth Assistance is a community-based prevention organization developed by volunteers who live and/or work in the greater Holly Area School District community.  HAYA is cosponsored by Holly Area Schools, the Townships of Groveland, Holly, Rose and Springfield as well as Oakland County Circuit Court - Family Division. Additional funding is obtained through grant and local fund-raising efforts.

Holly Area Youth Assistance provides low cost, confidential, short-term, family-centered counseling and referral service for local young people (under the age of 18) and their families.  The focus is on the whole family and not just the incident that brings the family to Youth Assistance.  Like other HAYA services, casework services aspire to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through volunteer involvement.


  • HAYA Scholarships
  • Fall School Supplies Project
  • Family Education and Parenting Programs
  • Jacobson/Quinn Toy Project
  • Mentors Plus
  • Musical Instrument Loan Program
  • Skill Building Activities Scholarships
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Youth Involvement

Tena Alvarado, President
Cherie Monette, Vice-President
Nancy Hanks, Treasurer
Teresa Blaska, Secretary

PDF DocumentSkill Building Application

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External LinkGenesee County Human Services

External LinkOakland County Child Care Council

External LinkOakland County Health Division

External LinkOakland County Youth Assistance - Oakland County Youth Assistance has offices throughout Oakland County.  The OCYA webpage provides additional information about Youth Assistance services and offices that serve other school district areas.

PDF DocumentYA Casework Referral Form

PDF DocumentHAYA Background & Services





Christmas bag with presentsJacobson-Quinn Toy Project

Applications are now available from Holly Area Youth Assistance for the 2023 Jacobsen-Quinn Toy Project.  This Project has been an annual event in our community since 1982 when Dick Jacobson (a former HAS teacher) and Doug Quinn (a former HAYA social worker) started the program to ensure that every child in the Holly community receives a Christmas present. The program is funded by individuals, businesses, churches, and civic organizations who donate toys and/or money to this project.

This HAYA program is for qualifying youth who live within the geographic area of the Holly Area School District in Oakland County, Michigan. This project is on a financial need and a first come – first-serve basis as long as the supplies last.  HAYA will do its best to service the qualified local families that apply.

If you need help this Christmas, please print the form below and return it to HAYA.  If you are unable to print the form, you can contact the HAYA office at 248-328-3181 and leave a message, or pick one up from your school office.  We do our best to ensure confidentiality.  The DEADLINE TO APPLY Is Monday, December 4th.  You will be contacted to schedule a pick up time on either December 16th at the Karl Richter Campus.

Merry Christmas from all of us at HAYA!!

PDF DocumentJacobson-Quinn Toy Project Application


Good News

Holly Area Youth Assistance is here to assist your athletes, musicians, artists and campers! 

HAYA provides Skill Building Scholarships for qualifying youth who would benefit from a learning experience outside of school.  If you would like to apply for a Skill Building Scholarship, please complete the Application Form and return it to the HAYA office.  Our email address is haya4kids63@gmail.com.

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Skill Building Scholarships are provided in the interest of keeping our youth active and involved in positive, esteem-building activities. 



You can now apply using our Skill Building Scholarship Application online!

Or download, complete the following Skill Building Scholarship Application and return to the email address provided above.