If you are experiencing a crisis or have questions relating to community, social, government and health services.
Latest COVID-19 Information
To help you navigate COVID-19, we’ve put together a list of trustworthy resources from the most accurate and up to date health officials.
Emergency Food Support & Resources
If you are needing access to food services during social isolation or COVID-19 related emergency.
Mental Health & Crisis Support
In times of community crisis, it’s completely normal to need mental health support.
Youth support for children and youth (0-18) facing trauma, mental health issues, emotional or behavioral problems can contact Western Area Youth Services (WAYS) support line 519-354-4095
Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
Addiction Support with Certified Addiction Counselors: caccf.ca
CK Sexual Assault 24 hour Crisis Line 519-354-8688
24 hour Crisis Support for people who are victims of crime or tragedy is remotely available through 519-436-6630
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For Online Communities
Bounce Back: a free skill-building program by CMHA Ontario to help those (ages 15+) who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health challenges associated with COVID-19
Big White Wall is a peer support community for your mental health
The New Wellness Together Canada Portal provides free online tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals for adults and youth.
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide and need help now, please call:
Canadian Mental Health Association First Response Team:
1-866-299-7447 Available 24/7 for immediate crisis supports.
Call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room
A downloadable PDF of Chatham-Kent Mental Health Resources noting details due to COVID. It is easy to read, notes the details of each program and outlines if there is a wait list or a cost -which many do not.
If you are feeling hardships due to business closures or recent COVID-19 related lay-off here are some resources.
Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659
If you are wanting to continue your child's education from home here are some resources.
Community Organization Support
If you are a front-line community group or organization helping with the COVID-19 response in Chatham-Kent requiring financial support* or volunteers.
Business continuity planning considerations, ONN blog
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19, World Health Organization
Updates on law and legal services, Steps to Justice
Hub International (ONN’s insurance partner), Coronavirus Resource Centre
We have been working closely in the community to ensure that no one is left behind. To discuss program collaboration with your local charitable front-line service providing organizations please contact:
*Financial support is available to local charitable front-line service providing organizations. Your charitable registration will be required to be in good standing with the CRA in order to receive funds from the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
To find out more please contact:
Second round of Emergency Community Support Fund is OPEN
United Way of Chatham-Kent, Chatham Kent Community Foundation and Canadian Red Cross are now accepting funding applications for the second round of funding from the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) from October 5 to October 30, 2020.