Neighbor by Neighbor Monthly Newsletter for November 2021

Think you can’t afford to go to college? Think again!

MiLEAP is a state funded program which focuses on providing supportive services (auto repair, child care assistance, housing/rental, payment assistance for tests/permits, technology support (laptops/Wi-Fi hotspots, etc) for students pursuing short-term credentialed education through LMC and SWMC. Visit the MiLEAP website: or call 1-800-285-WORKS.

Winter is coming! Turn on the heat!

Do you need help keeping your home warm? emPower, a TrueNorth Community Service program, works with you, MDHHS, and your utility and/or fuel provider to help you pay your heat-related energy bills while you strive to become self-sufficient. Check out the website: or call 231-355-5880.

Having Trouble Paying Your Electric Bill?

Are you a senior or low-income household struggling to pay your electric bill? Indiana Michigan Power offers a Senior Citizen Discount Rate for anyone 65 or older who uses less than 900 kWh of energy per month. I & M also offers a Low-Income Service Charge Waiver for qualified customers. Call or text Neighbor By Neighbor, 269-231-0648, for more information and assistance.

Clean Slate Program!

Hoping to clear your criminal record to gain access to better housing, employment, and educational opportunities? With Michigan’s Clean Slate Program, you may be able to remove misdemeanors and felonies from your record.

Visit  to connect with a member of the Clean Slate Program to find out if you are eligible to participate.

Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries:

November 12, New Buffalo American Legion, 19139 US Hwy 12, 11:00 a.m.

December 1, Woodland Shores Baptist Church, 3555 Shawnee Rd., Bridgman, 4:30 p.m.

December 7, Episcopal Church of the Mediator @ Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Rd., Sawyer, 3:30 p.m.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

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