TrueNorth Community Services will be closed on Friday, January 18, to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; and will be closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, January 21, for staff training. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 22. 


Become an Ally with Circles Newaygo Co.

Circles Newaygo County strives to end poverty one family at a time, working with Circle Leaders (heads of families) to help them achieve self-sufficiency. 

Become someone who supports those efforts by becoming an Ally, volunteering to work alongside them on their journey forward. Or support the Circle Leaders and Allies as a volunteer with one of our resource teams. We are in particular need of childcare volunteers, who work with children at our weekly Circles meetings and volunteer from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays (with dinner included and the curriculum provided).

To volunteer with or to get more details on Circles Newaygo County, call (231) 924-0641, ext. 220, or email

Circles is funded by a grant from Fremont Area Community Foundation​ and is affiliated with Circles USA​.



Mentor for a Day: Help nurture a kid

TrueMentors is offering two opportunities to be Mentor for a Day in January during National Mentoring Month.

You can see mentoring in action before making the commitment by spending three hours having fun with one of the kids on TrueMentors’ waiting list. TrueMentors' community mentoring volunteers are matched with Newaygo County youth between the ages of 5 to 14 years old in a one-to-one mentoring relationship for a minimum one-year commitment.

The Mentor for a Day events are:

  • Friday, January 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Drive-Fort Wayne Mad Ants NBA G League game at The Deltaplex Arena & Conference Center, 2500 Turner Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.
  • Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 East Main Street in Fremont.

To register for either Mentor for a Day event, contact Chelsea at or (231) 924-0641, ext. 109.

To apply to be a mentor with TrueMentors, contact Hailey at or (231) 924-0641, ext. 131.


Get Heat and Energy Help with emPower

TrueNorth Community ServicesemPower heat and energy assistance program assists people struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuels bills in Michigan, helping them to become self-sufficient.

emPower is working to provide help across Michigan for 2018-2019 in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Agency for Energy.

These are the steps to discover success with emPower’s assistance through its Self-Sufficiency Services:

  1. Complete and be approved for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ State Emergency Relief (SER) assistance. Apply through MI Bridges
  2. Choose TrueNorth Community Services as your referral partner
  3. Get contacted by emPower to start your self-sufficiency journey

For more details, visit our emPower information page ; visit emPower's website or call 231.355.5880.


Discover All the Fun at Camp Newaygo

There are a range of community activities to enjoy at Camp Newaygo. Discover someplace special.

The upcoming events at Camp Newaygo include:

Newaygo Rec-Connect: January Yoga Series, Wednesdays from January 9 to 30, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join us for yoga at Camp Newaygo's Health & Leadership Lodge with drop-in classes presented by the Michigan AmeriCorps Safe Routes to Health program and co-hosted by Camp Newaygo. Classes are open to adults; yoga mats will be available; and there is no cost to participate, but an optional donation is welcome.Free pick-up and drop-off is available from TrueNorth Community Services, 6308 S. Warner Avenue in Fremont; the shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and returns by 11:30 a.m.  For more information, call (231) 652-1184 or email

Daddy Daughter Dance and Dinner, Sunday, February 10, 5:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Have a fun evening with that signficant girl or young woman in your life. For the dance, the doors open at 6 p.m. The dinner is by Ridge Specialties. The cost is $7 per person for the dance; for dinner, the meal is $14.95 per adult and $9.95 per child. For more information, call (231) 652-1184 or email

Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 South Centerline Road in Newaygo. For more information, visit; call (231) 652-1184; or email


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