Heating and utility bill help
If you are facing a disconnection of your electric or heating service, or if you are out of fuel or oil, emergency assistance and funds may be provided. Find other help for electric bills.
Food assistance programs
The community action agency also distribute emergency food and groceries to those low income individuals and families, and the agency will also partner with numerous organizations and charities in the area to ensure services to people in urgent need and free food.
Human Development Commission also provides cost saving energy upgrades to low income households. The weatherization program will help people save on their heating and utility bills.
Call the Caro Michigan based Human Development Commission at (989) 673-4121. Or for more information on their services, continue with programs from Human Development Commission.
Free legal aid
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a firm that offers pro-bono legal assistance to low income families in the community. If you are facing a foreclosure, utility disconnection, or other civil legal issues, this law firm may be able to help you at no cost. Dial (989) 673-5651.
Basic needs, clothing, and referrals
The region is served by non-profit clothing closets and thrift stores. Low income families can often receive free items, such as clothes, school supplies, and holiday assistance. Volunteers and social workers at the Tuscola County centers can often provide referrals to other local non-profits that may have financial aid for paying bills or rent, food, and other support. The thrift stores tend to be open to the general public. A number of resources and information can be obtained from the centers. Read more.