Please note that there are times when Neighbor by Neighbor may not be able to pay some bills because of a lack of funds.

Neighbor by Neighbor provides a emergency and short-term assistance to people in need. The areas below are some of the most common ways we help.

Help paying overdue bills:

    • Rent/mortgage
    • Lot rent
    • Electricity
    • Natural Gas
    • Propane
    • Fuel heating oil
    • Water
    • Sewer
  • Help paying car repairs
  • Referrals to shelters for homeless
  • Mobile Food Pantry delivery to homebound and/or lacking transportation
  • Emergency food for people with no food
  • Monthly senior food commodities
  • Help enrolling in AEP Discount programs for seniors or low-income residents
  • Minor home repairs
  • Referrals to other organizations that offer help for services like legal aid, mental health, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence
  • Help accessing programs at other organizations such as Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security, Veterans Administration, USDA Rural Development, Emergency Shelter Services, Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, and Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis

Please note that money is NEVER given to clients but only given to vendors/landlord/companies.

Qualifying for Assistance

Neighbor by Neighbor only provides assistance to individuals who meet the following criteria:

1. You must live in one of these zip codes to apply for assistance

New Buffalo – 49117

Three Oaks – 49128

Sawyer – 49125

Lakeside – 49116

Union Pier – 49129

Bridgman – 49106

Galien – 49113

New Troy – 49119

Baroda – 49101

Harbert – 49115

 2. Your income must not be higher than 225% of the federal poverty level for your household size.

Number of People in Household Maximum Annual Income
1 $32,805
2 $44,370
3 $55,935
4 $67,500
5 $79,065
6 $90,630
7 $102,195
8 $113,760


If you do not meet Neighbor by Neighbor’s requirements, do not give up. You can call United Way’s 2-1-1 to be connected with organizations with different service areas or income requirements.

If you believe you do meet the above qualification requirements, please complete the form below to request assistance from Neighbor by Neighbor.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

16170 Red Arrow Hwy
Suite C7 PO Box 30
Union Pier, MI 49129

Call/Text Us: (269) 231-0648

Email us at

Neighbor by Neighbor is a 501c3 nonprofit. We are supported by our major grantors: The Pokagon Fund, United Way, and Berrien Community Foundation, as well as many generous organizations and individuals.