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April 10, 2024
North Central
Michigan College

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 400 plus individuals will be connected with a range of health and human services provided by around 60 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.

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

Easy, Safe, Secure and 100% FREE! 

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.

The 2024 Event Brochure
to come by end of February!
Please feel free to download and print on your own.
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Click image to download the 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.

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!

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