Energy When You Need It Most.

TrueNorth's emPower heat and energy program assists people who are struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuels bills in Michigan, helping them find ways to meet their needs.

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“Thanks … for helping me with my electric bill. I am a single mother of four and am struggling right now and you have no idea how much what you did means to me.”

Alger, Michigan

“We would like to thank you for the assistance you have given us during our time of need. You were quick to respond, and very helpful.”

Battle Creek, Michigan

“You helped us more than you’ll ever know.”

Ishpeming, Michigan

“I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. And thank you for the propane help.”

Manistee, Michigan

“There are no words to express how wonderful you all are. ... I was worried every day for months, woke up wondering what I was going to do and with one phone call it was all gone. I honestly cried with relief.”

Hart, Michigan

“I really cannot thank you enough. I am so pleased that you were able to do so. It means a lot to me as I have no one else to turn to.”

Farwell, Michigan

“This organization was there during my time of need. ”

Lansing, Michigan

“Thank you … sooo much!! You paid off an outstanding bill, and we couldn’t thank you enough.”

Muskegon, Michigan

“Thank you for your help with my recent power shut off. This organization truly made a difference in my and my family lives. You have greatly impacted this community.”

Detroit, Michigan

emPower works with people in all 83 Michigan counties. For 2016-2017, 10,313 households got help on 24,903 instances.

More than $11.5 million in payments were made through emPower to 356 utility companies and energy providers.

Please note emPower is no longer accepting applications to assist with past-due heat and energy bills for the 2017-2018 grant year. Please visit us again in October.