The next event will be held

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

11am - 3pm

at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

What is Project Connect?

Project Connect is a day of service for those in need in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. During this one day event 500 to 1,000 individuals will connect with a range of health and human services provided by around 70 local non-profit agencies and other businesses. Free services are available in areas such as: Education & Employment, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Housing & Finance, Kids & Parenting, Veterans Affairs and other Social Services. Guests can also receive gifts of personal care items.

The idea behind the event is for people struggling to make ends meet, to have access to the services they need without the confusion, red tape, and waits that often characterize social services. And for those who don’t understand the complicated social services system, they can be directed to the agencies in our community who can assist them in meeting their needs.

Please complete this survey by Wednesday Nov 13, 2019.

Brochures from 2019's event...
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Click images to download tri-fold brochure or 8.5x11" flier.

General Information
  • Admission and all services are FREE.

  • No pre-registration is required to attend.

  • In order to register for assistance programs during the event, agencies ask that you bring as much of the following information as you have available:

    • Picture ID

    • Social Security Number

    • Discharge Papers for Veterans (DD214)

    • Proof of Income

    • Medicaid or Private Insurance Info.

Do you make under $66,000 a year?

You can prepare and file your own taxes, as well as get questions answered via phone, email or chat at

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Need help preparing your taxes? 

Northwest MI Community Action Agency provides FREE tax preparation in their Petoskey office.

Call to schedule an appointment. 


Are you 55 or older?

Friendship Centers of Emmet County provide free tax preparation assistance and filing for area seniors. Call to schedule an apt.


Need access to a computer?

Try your local library or Char-Em United Way has a computer available for you to file your taxes on your own (no support) call 231-487-1006 to setup a time at Char-Em United Way in Petoskey.


Free transportation is available to and from the event, please call your local transit service for availability:

Friendship Centers

Emmet County


Charlevoix Transit

Charlevoix County


EMGO/Straits Regional Ride

Cheboygan/Emmet County


Some special route options are available to accommodate Project Connect attendees. Please call to confirm availability.

Veterans Corner will return

We will feature a Veterans Corner again to help our Veterans, their dependents and survivors. Please encourage the Veterans you know to come to Project Connect where they can meet with Veteran Affairs Representatives as well as many other health and human services agencies. 

A special thank you to all of our sponsors who make this day possible!

Countdown to Project Connect 2020