Get Heat and Energy Help with emPower

Our emPower heat and energy assistance program helps people who are struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuel bills in Michigan, working with them on becoming self-sufficient and independent.

emPower is striving to provide assistance across Michigan for 2020-2021 in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services,  the Michigan Agency for Energy through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program and utility, energy, and deliverable fuels providers across the state.

These are the steps to discover success with emPower’s assistance through Self-Sufficiency Services:

  1. Complete and be approved for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ State Emergency Relief (SER) assistance; apply through MI BridgesIf you have already applied for an SER after October 1, 2020 please skip to the next step. Choose TrueNorth Community Services as your referral partner.
  2. Click here to complete a Self-Sufficiency plan.
  3. Email us a copy of your SER decision letter when you receive it. Our email is, or you can take a photo and text it to (202) 900-9906.
  4. A member of our emPower team will reach out to you to begin your self-sufficiency journey.

Discover more on emPower's website or call (231) 355-5880.