Financial Hardship Assistance


For financial assistance call 2-1-1  (888-636-4211) for a directory of help organizations. OR text your zip code to 898211.   OR

Here is a list that the City Customers have worked with recently:

  •       MI Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers help with utilities on/off during the heating season.  Contact Gratiot County MDHHS at 1-844-464-3447 or visit to apply for assistance.
  •          St. Louis Office of Human Services is a Non-Profit organization that supplies money, goods or services to the poor.  They offer a food pantry, clothing, and assist with utility bills.  Contact OHS at 989-681-4289 or stop in at 232 N Mill St. in St. Louis for further information.
  •          Alma Salvation Army offers to help those in need with their utilities, food and basic needs.  By contacting Jodi Harless at 989-463-2864, you can set up an appointment or visit their website at
  •          emPower by TrueNorth is a community services program which aids in qualified families throughout 64 counties in Michigan with heat/utility bills.  Visit or call 231-355-5880 for assistance.
  •          Eight-Cap, Inc of Gratiot County provide financial assistance for eligible persons for utility bills among other types of needs.  Contact an 8Cap agent at 989-463-5693 or visit for further information.

Additionally there are many religious organizations and churches that offer financial assistance.  
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