Who We Are
TrueNorth Community Services is a private, nonprofit organization supported through individual donations, foundations and grants, and funding from the federal government and the State of Michigan. A majority of our programs are available to Newaygo County residents only but we also provide a variety of programs to 61 Michigan counties. We offer more than 60 comprehensive programs and services that fall within four core areas of focus.

Addressing rural poverty. We strive to alleviate hunger and meet basic needs; provide safe, affordable housing; improve access to resources; and increase independence, education and awareness.

Ensuring youth thrive. Through youth leadership development, family engagement, enhanced social/educational outcomes, and support of positive developmental assets, we enable our youth to reach their full potential.

Building vibrant communities. We encourage citizen involvement through volunteer recruitment and engagement, coordination/collaboration of community-focused activities, introduction of arts and culture to rural audiences, and promotion of citizen advocacy/involvement.

Providing innovative rural nonprofit leadership. Our business model supports the changing nonprofit environment in rural communities by leveraging assets and enhancing stewardship, relationships, research, evaluation, credibility, and quality.


If you are looking for NCCS (Newaygo County Community Services) you've come to the right place. In March 2011, we changed our name to TrueNorth Community Services - a name that encompasses the heart and soul of our work.