emPower Heat & Energy Assistance

TrueNorth Community Services' emPower heat and energy assistance program is working to provide help 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.

emPower is not currently taking applications for one-time help through its heat and energy assistance program. emPower is also not currently taking applications for Consumers Energy's Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) and DTE Energy's Low Income Self-Sufficiency Plan (LSP) affordable payment plan programs.

Because of high demand, we have reached capacity. You can look for us to resume in coming weeks. Applications are in process for anyone who has applied for help.

Thanks for your patience.

For more details, visit emPower's home page.


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


Mentor a Kid with TrueMentors

Explore what being a mentor is about by spending one-on-one time with a child in need of some extra support.

The True Mentors program supplies the match and you provideyour time, empathy and a smiling face.

Join in and volunteer with TrueMentors.

Contact Chelsea Clark at (231) 924-0641, ext. 109, or cclark@truenorthservices.org to take part.

Enjoy Winter at Camp Newaygo

Winter means a range of activities to enjoy at Camp Newaygo.

Upcoming events include:

Pints and Pottery, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. March 17 at Peggie Stone Center. A new spin on crafting night. Under the guidance of an experienced potter, create a ceramic pint glass or other clay project. To fuel the creative spirit, a cash bar featuring local drafts is available along with complementary small plate offerings by Ridge Specialties. The cost is $40. Participants must be 21 years old or older.

Mom and Me Stomp, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. March 18 at Lang Lodge. Enjoy an evening with your son or daughter. Dress up in your best for dancing, cookies, punch, crafts and photos. The cost is $7 per person.

Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 Centerline Road in Newaygo. For more information, visit campnewaygo.org or call 231.652.1184.

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.