emPower Heat & Energy Assistance

TrueNorth Community Services' emPower heat and energy assistance program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 grant year.

emPower works with you and your utility and/or fuel provider to find ways to help pay your heat-related energy bills.

For more details, visit emPower's home page.


CCP/Toys for Tots Collection On

TrueNorth Community Services' annual Children’s Christmas Programs (CCP) toy and gift drive is under way and runs through December 4.

Drop off donations of any unwrapped gifts and toys at CCP/Toys for Tots dropboxes located at sites across Newaygo County in Croton Township, Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo and White Cloud.

Cash donations are also being accepted.

The CCP distribution is December 11 to 14 at the True North Service Center in Fremont. The deadline to return applications to schools is November 15, and applications can be returned to TrueNorth after that date.

For more details on the Children's Christmas Programs, visit here.

Become an Ally with Circles Newaygo Co.

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

Become someone who supports those efforts by becoming an Ally, volunteering to work alongside them on their journey forward.

To volunteer with or to get more details on Circles Newaygo County, contact Michelle Marciniak at (231) 924-0641, ext. 220, or mmarciniak@truenorthservices.org


Coats Still Available

The response for this year's Coats for Kids (& Adults) coats distribution has been amazing.

Our official count continues to rise from the estimated 500 plus we had November 11 at TrueNorth Community Services. People keep stopping in and calling for assistance.

We want to help Newaygo County stay warm this winter, and we still have donated coats left to give.

So, if you're a Newaygo County resident and need a coat, you can stop by on weekdays at TrueNorth, 6308 South Warner Avenue (M-82) south of Fremont.

All you need is an ID with a Newaygo County address.

Holiday Events Set at Camp Newaygo

December means a host of holiday activities at Camp Newaygo.

Santa and S'mores is 4 p.m.-8 p.m. December 2 at Lang Lodge. The activities include a visit with Saint Nick, holiday crafts, hot cocoa, marshmallow roasting and a petting area with reindeer from Anderson & Girls Orchards/Gifts. The cost is $7 per person or $25 for a family of four.

Gingerbread House Make & Take is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. December 2 at Peggie Stone Center. Create memories and a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house. The cost is $40, with registration required and admission for two to Santa and S'mores also included.

Christmas & Cocktails is 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. December 8 at Lang Lodge. The girlfriends'-focus evening includes dinner by Ridge Specialties, music by Alesha Brown and festivities including a scarf exchange. The cost is $22 per person through Nov. 21, and $28 per person Nov. 22 through Dec. 6.

Holiday Party at Lang Lodge is an 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch or a 4 p.m.-7 p.m. dinner. Celebrate with a gourment meal by Ridge Specialties and other refreshments. Lunch is $16.95 per person and dinner is $19.95 per person.

Get Your Sparkle On: New Year's Eve at Lang Lodge is 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. December 31. The evening includes music by Sonic Pirates and a DJ, dinner by Ridge Specialties and a midnight toast with a balloon drop. The cost is $38 per person by December 1, $45 per person after December 1, or a table of six for $200.

Why TrueNorth? Because ...

When people ask: "Why should I support and/or volunteer for TrueNorth Community Services?" We say: "Because ..."

See for yourself here.


Atención Consumidores Clientes Energéticos
El programa de emPower de tiene financiamiento de calor y energía para su factura de electricidad y / o gas natural. Usted debe estar atrasado o en el estado de cierre para aplicar. El ingreso total de su hogar debe estar dentro de las Pautas Federales de Pobreza.

Si tiene alguna pregunta con, visitar aqui o puede llamar al (231) 355-5880.