Consumers Energy has partnered with United Way and Child Care Network to offer the CARE program (Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy). This is for help with natural gas or electric heat expenses only, but also helps with outstanding bills as well as monthly payments. The CARE program is based on income and has other eligibility requirements, so make sure to see if you qualify before beginning the application process. Open enrollment began October 9th, so apply soon - space is limited! Visit the United Way website to apply or call Brittany Nortley, Child Care Network Family Support Specialist, at (517) 817-0820 for help with the process.
If you have propane heat, there is help for you as well! Both Community Action Agency's Heat a Home program and the Salvation Army offer help for all heating needs. For more information, please call Community Action Agency at (517) 784-4800 or the Salvation Army at (517) 782-7185.