Become an Ally with Circles Newaygo Co.

Circles Newaygo County strives to end poverty one family at a time, working with Circle Leaders (heads of families) to help them achieve self-sufficiency. 

Become someone who supports those efforts by becoming an Ally, volunteering to work alongside them on their journey forward. Or support the Circle Leaders and Allies as a volunteer with one of our resource teams.

We are in particular need of childcare volunteers, who work with children at our weekly Circles meetings and volunteer from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays (with dinner included and the curriculum provided).

To volunteer with or to get more details on Circles Newaygo County, call (231) 924-0641, ext. 220, or email

Circles is funded by a grant from Fremont Area Community Foundation​ and is affiliated with Circles USA​.


Help nurture a kid; join TrueMentors

TrueMentors is focused on nurturing kids.

TrueMentors' community mentoring volunteers are matched with Newaygo County youth between the ages of 5 to 14 years old in a one-to-one mentoring relationship for a minimum one-year commitment.

To apply to be a mentor with TrueMentors, contact Chelsea Clark at or (231) 924-0641, ext. 109.

You can help support TrueMentors by making a financial contribution to the program; get the details here.


Get Heat and Energy Help with emPower

TrueNorth Community ServicesemPower heat and energy assistance program assists people struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuels bills in Michigan, helping them to become self-sufficient.

emPower is working to provide help across Michigan for 2018-2019 in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Agency for Energy.

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

  1. Complete and be approved for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ State Emergency Relief (SER) assistance. Apply through MI Bridges
  2. Choose TrueNorth Community Services as your referral partner
  3. Get contacted by emPower to start your self-sufficiency journey

For more details, visit our emPower information page ; visit emPower's website or call 231.355.5880.


Discover Fun, More with Camp Newaygo

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

The upcoming events include:

2019 Camp Newaygo Charity Golf Classic, Presented by Brant Electric, Tuesday, June 25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center in Comstock Park is the host for the 18-hole four-person scramble golf fundraiser for Camp Newaygo. Registration is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome, with sponsorships available.

Public Zipline Canopy Tour, July 4, July 27, and August 10, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Soar through the trees on Camp Newaygo's public zipline. Cost: $12 for dual zip (400 feet), $15 for loop zip (675 feet) and $22 canopy tour (1,075 feet).

Dog Days of Summer — Dinner on The Ridge, Saturday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Dinner presented by Ridge Specialties, with main course of Cedar Plank Salmon or Grilled Half Chicken with Carolina barbecue (with vegetation option available). Featuring music by James Driessche. Cost: $29.95 per person or $230 for a table of eight.

Southern Shrimp Boil — Dinner on The Ridge, Saturday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Dinner presented by Ridge Specialties, with main course of Shrimp Boil with smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn (with vegetation option available). Featuring music by Patty Pershayla. Cost: $29.95 per person or $230 for a table of eight.

Girlfriends Get-A-Way, Friday-Sunday, October 4-6. An all-inclusive weekend filled with relaxation and fun; includes lodging, meals, and activities with optional Zipline Canopy Tour and on-site pampering via massage and/or facial. Cost: $205 per person for all programs, meals, and lodging.

For more information, call (231) 652-1184 or email Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 South Centerline Road in Newaygo. 


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