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Energy Assistance

HomeThermostat-356x222One of the Special Works of St. Vincent de Paul, Detroit is to offer energy assistance to income eligible households who may be in danger of having their electric and heating utilities discontinued or who are unable to pay their energy bills.

St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit is pleased to have been awarded the 2015 – 2016 MEAP (Michigan Energy Assistance Program) award of $4 million from Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) that will enable us to continue serving our neighbors throughout Michigan. The program starts on October 1, 2015.

Since 2006, St. Vincent de Paul with our numerous partners have been able to extend help to thousands of homes with funds from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and The Heat and Warmth fund (THAW).  Between October 2014 and August 2015 our Energy Assistance Program team through an expanded network of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and in collaboration with service agencies throughout Michigan disbursed:

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$4.1 Million, to

3,464 Households, in

199 cities, from

37 Michigan counties



We are currently out of energy assistance funds.


Other energy resources:

The following websites are useful resources:

Alliance to Save Energy (for children and adults)

Home Energy Conservation for Kids

Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm

PATHWAYS for Bill Payment Assistance

Consumers Energy

DTE Energy

Department of Energy

Great Lakes Energy 

Michigan Public Service Commission

State of Michigan