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 accepting applications for one-time help through its heat and energy assistance program.

Please note that emPower has ended help with enrolling in Consumers Energy's Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) and DTE Energy's Low Income Self Sufficiency Plan (LSP) affordable payment plans.

emPower's assistance with other Michigan utility providers continues.

For more details, visit emPower's home page or call 231.355.5880.

Sign Up Now for Summer Camps

You can still sign up to join in the fun and activities for summer camps at Camp Newaygo.

There are nine weeks to choose from for Camp Newaygo's Co-ed Day Camp, which is for students entering first through seventh grades this fall. The camp is every week for nine weeks from Monday through Friday beginning June 18 and ending August 18. 

The cost is $175 per week (or $196 for non-Newaygo County residents). An optional overnight is offered each session, Thursday overnight to Friday, for an additional $45. Optional transportation to and from TrueNorth Community Services is available for $35 per week. Get more details: http://bit.ly/2M12MBz 

Camp Newaygo's Girls' Resident Camp features sessions ranging from four to 14 days designed for girls ages 7 to 17. There are nine sessions, with the  last session starting July 29.

The cost depends on the session, starting at $323 for a four-day Mini Camp that runs June 20 to 23. Get more details: http://bit.ly/2JLaWkS

For more information, call 231.652.1184 or email campbiz@campnewaygo.org

Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 South Centerline Road in Newaygo.

Tools for School Apps Still Available

You can still apply for TrueNorth Community Services' Tools for School program. The deadline is July 24 at TrueNorth.

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 were sent home with students in May, and are 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 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.

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, call (231) 924-0641, ext. 220, or email circles@truenorthservices.org.


Enjoy the Fun at Camp Newaygo

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

Upcoming events include:

Public Zipline, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 28; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 11; and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, October 7. The cost is $12 for Dual Zip (400 feet); $15 for Loop Zip (675 feet); and $22 for Canopy Tour (1,075 feet).

Dinner(s) on The Ridge, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 21; and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Enjoy a gourmet meal using fresh, local ingredients on the beautiful Ridge Patio outside Lang Lodge at Camp Newaygo. The July 21 dinner is inspired by the Italian countryside and features music by Tom Cordle. The August 11 dinner is inspired by the Pacific Northwest and features music by Jim Spalink. The cost is $29.95 per person, with registration required.

Fall Girlfriend's Getaway, Friday, October 5-Sunday, October 7. Gather your girlfriends for an all-inclusive weekend filled with relaxation and fun at Camp Newaygo on the shores of Pickerel Lake. The cost is $198 for program, meals and lodging, with some options for an added price.

For more community events, visit campnewaygo.org/community-events/.

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

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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.

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