101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-547-9122
Email: office@chxucc.org

Charlevoix Ministerial Association – Emergency Assistance Application Form

Charlevoix Ministerial Association
Emergency Assistance Fund 

Our Fund Administrators are available to meet with you on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at our 101 State Street location (1st Congregational UCC). We are unable to schedule requests on any other day or times outside of these times. Please be aware that if you are a walk-in, someone may not be available to meet with you.




Other Assistance Available:

Expanded Community Resource List Rev.4-2024

State Emergency Relief (SER/DHS) 

Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)


Persons who are in need of assistance from the CMA must note the following requirements that are needed prior to their appointments.

  1.  A current Driver’s License or State ID will be needed.
  2.  A copy of the actual late bill, Notice to Vacate, lease, or estimate, is needed in order to receive assistance; hand-written notes and informal lease agreements from landlords, creditors, or handwritten bills are not acceptable. This includes short, one page typed leases. Please note: Landlord/Management Company contact info (address AND phone number) ARE required. If you do not have both of these, CMA is unable to help you.
  3. Family-to-family leases are NOT acceptable, and we will be unable to approve any requests made that fit that description. 
  4. A completed intake form is needed. You can fill it out once you arrive, or print out the form online and bring it with you. A link to this form is here: CMA Emergency Assistance Application Form- Required.
  5. You MUST be a resident of Charlevoix County to qualify for assistance. If you are a Charlevoix resident, but are looking for assistance in moving outside of the county, we are unable to approve that request. No exceptions can be made.
  6. If your utilities have already been shut off, CMA will be unable to assist you due to added fees that we cannot cover.
  7. Please note that if you are a return applicant who has applied for assistance within the prior 12 months of your current request, you might not be eligible for further assistance until 12 months from your last assistance. Please call our office to determine eligibility.

If you do not meet all of the above requirements, the CMA will be unable to assist you and your appointment will be canceled until such time as you do have the required documentation. 

**Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities to be able to help the homeless. If you are homeless and seeking help, please contact the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Petoskey at (800) 443-5518.**

Walk-ins are welcome but subject to the availability of staff and prior appointments. Therefore we strongly encourage appointments. Intake forms are available online on this website. Having these forms filled out ahead of your appointment time will greatly reduce your wait and the wait of others.

Also, please be courteous about your appointment. If you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible. The same with canceling or changing an appointment. Please try to give at least 24 hours notice when canceling or changing an appointment. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE! If you make an appointment and are a no-call, no-show, you may become ineligible to receive assistance in the future from CMA.

The CMA thanks you in advance for your help and cooperation during this season of need.

For any questions, you may call the CMA at 231-547-9122 ext. 204, or email them at office@chxucc.org.

Interested in Donating to the CMA?

Donations to the Charlevoix Ministerial Association may be sent to the following address:

CMA, C/O Pastor Mike Way – Centerpoint Assembly, PO Box 527, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Thank you for your help! Your donations help the CMA to assist others in need.

Contact Us: 

Toby Jones, Pastor:
231-547-9122 ext. 202  | toby@chxucc.org

Stacey Luoma, Office Manager:
231-547-9122 ext. 201  office@chxucc.org

Charlevoix Ministerial Association Info:

231-547-9122 ext. 204

Appointments available:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11a – 2p

Sunday Services: 

Please join us for in-person worship each Sunday at 10:30 am with live-streaming options available.  

Office Hours:

Tuesday through Thursday:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

If the church doors are locked during regular office hours, please ring the doorbell. 

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