Help When You Need It Most.

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

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You made my day.
I've been so stressed about this!

Grand Rapids, Michigan

I don't know what I would do
without you guys.

Westland, Michigan

Because my husband is in line
for a kidney transplant and I take care
of him, all our bills got behind.
I didn’t know agencies existed like you.

Alanson, Michigan

You have no idea how much this helps!
This is life changing!

Fowlerville, Michigan

Oh my gosh!
You don't know how badly I needed this.

Chippewa, Michigan

I'm going to cry. You did a miracle!

Hillsdale, Michigan

It's truly a blessing for my family.

Belding, Michigan

I can’t even begin to tell you all how grateful and appreciative that I am that you all are able to help me during our time in need. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Benzonia, Michigan

I so appreciate what you have done. Your assistance has allowed me to move into my residence and is a great Mother's Day gift.

Fremont, Michigan

This has been a blessing for me and my family. You guys are amazing.

Newaygo, Michigan

Your agency is a blessing. ...
So thankful for the resources you offer.

Lansing, Michigan

Thank you for helping our family this year
with our electric bill balance.
We worked hard at lowering usage
and will be on a budget plan.

Madison Heights, Michigan

For 2020-2021, emPower™ provided 5,736 households with direct assistance payments. We also enrolled 6,184 households into Consumers Energy’s CARE Program, DTE Energy’s LSP Program, SEMCO Energy’s MAP program, UPPCO’s EASE Program and Great Lakes Energy’s Pathway Program.

emPowerserved households in all 83 Michigan counties in 2020-2021. More than $9 million in direct-assistance payments were made through emPower to 206 utility and energy providers in Michigan.

We are not currently accepting applications to assist with one-time direct help on past-due heat and energy bills or enrollment into affordable payment programs. We are accepting applications for our Self-Sufficiency Services.

Please contact if you are in need of direct assistance to see if there is assistance available.