• THAW Water Assistance

    Detroit residents can now apply for water assistance from THAW.

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  • Race For Warmth

    Support THAW at the Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon

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  • Winter was hard.

    Many Michigan families still need your help.

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Please consider a gift to THAW, no matter the size, your donation will help keep someone’s heat and lights on when they need it most.

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THAW programs are open to eligible Michigan residents. Click below for more information on eligibility and how to get help.

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THAW distributes assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 80 agency partners and a series of annual events.

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THAW Mission

THAW is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need. We collaborate with our partners to deliver services that support long term energy solutions.

On average, limited-income households spend one-third of their monthly income paying for energy.

Over 30,000 children and 5,000 seniors lived in households that received energy assistance last year.


12th Annual WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon

Winter is a cold and frightening time of the year for thousands of Michigan families who are struggling to heat their homes.THAW has been assisting Michigan residents facing an emergency energy crisis for nearly 30 years and we anticipate the “need” this year to be greater than ever. Heat and lights during a Michigan winter…

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DTE Energy and THAW Partner to Help Families Stay Warm This Winter

DTE Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) have partnered to present the Week of Warmth celebration in an effort to support the raising and distribution of $1 million in energy assistance to Michigan families in need.

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Hardcore THAW at American Jewelry and Loan

Join the stars of TruTVs hit show “Hardcore Pawn”, Les, Seth and Ashley Gold as they open up their store for a one of a kind shopping experience. Ticket sales, silent auction, raffle and a portion of proceeds will all go to help THAW keep families warm. VIP tickets are $125, include advanced entry at…

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Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator awarded THAW four out of a possible four stars which indicates that THAW adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Please click on the logo to review our four star rating.