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The next event will be held

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

11am - 3pm

at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

New Location!!!

What is Project Connect?

Project Connect is a day of service for those in need in Charlevoix, Emmet and Antrim Counties. During this one day event 400 plus individuals will be connected 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.

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Need help preparing your taxes? 

Northwest MI Community Action Agency provides FREE tax preparation services.

Call to schedule an appointment. 


Are you 60 or older?

AARP Tax-Aide Program volunteers provide free tax preparation for seniors in Petoskey. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Fridays at the library.

Call to schedule an appointment.


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.

Save-The-Date Flyer
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Click the image to download our 2020 Save-The-Date flyer!

The full brochure will be available early January. 

2020 Event Brochures
will be available in January.
In the meantime, please feel free to look at the 2019 info for more details  about the type of services provided during Project Connect.
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Click image for the last event brochure!

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.


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 our generous community members who make this day possible!

Countdown to Project Connect 2020
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