TrueNorth Community Services is closed Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 29.
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 taking applications for one-time help through its heat and energy assistance program. emPower is also 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.

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


Tools for School Apps Available

Applications are available for TrueNorth Community Services' Tools for School program at locations across Newaygo County.

Tools for School enables students from qualifying low-income families to enter school in the fall on a level playing field with new backpacks filled with essential school supplies. The program is for kindergarten through 12th grade students living in, or attending school in Newaygo County for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applications are being sent home with students in early May and are available at Newaygo County Public Schools in Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo, Paris and White Cloud. Applications are also available at FiveCAP, Inc., White Cloud; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Newaygo County offices, White Cloud; Newaygo Child Development Center Croton, Newaygo; Newaygo County Community Mental Health, White Cloud; and TrueNorth Community Services' Service Center, Fremont.

You can also download the Tools for School application from the TrueNorth website,, and return it to any Newaygo County school or TrueNorth by June 1; or by July 24, to TrueNorth.

The 15th annual Tools For School Expo will take place on Tuesday, August 7, at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 South Warner Avenue in Fremont. The program expects to serve more than 1,000 Newaygo County students this year.

Enjoy the Fun at Camp Newaygo

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

Upcoming events include:

Mother's Day Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Let Ridge Specialties treat your family to a gourmet buffet, desserts and more. The cost is $24.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. The deadline to make reservations is May 9.

Father's Day Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Let Ridge Specialties treat your family to a gourmet brunch with decadent desserts. The cost is $24.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. 

For more community events, visit

Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 S. Centerline Road in Newaygo. For more information, visit 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.