If you are experiencing a crisis or have questions relating to community, social, government and health services.

Call 2-1-1   |   Visit 211ontario.ca   |   [email protected]

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If you are a non profit and your services have changed due to COVID please let 211 by filling out your info here.

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.

Chatham-Kent's Ride Share service, uRide Services, has now updated its services to include grocery pick-up.

Let's Talk Food offers a full list of services

Full list of Hot Meals & Soup Kitchens

Emergency Food Provider updates

Meal & Grocery Delivery Service 

Mental Health & Crisis Support

In times of community crisis, it’s completely normal to need mental health support.

For Youth

Youth supports through Kids Help Phone
kidshelpphone.ca  1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

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 & addiction supports for youth ages 11-25 and family supports available at ACCESS Open Minds. Call 519-437-6329 or contact via email

Mental health services for children, youth and their families through Chatham-Kent Children's Service 519-352-0440 or email 

For Adults

Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600

Addiction Support with Certified Addiction Counselors: caccf.ca

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance's Mental Health & Addictions program 519-351-6144 www.ckha.on.ca/mentalhealth

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

Hope for Wellness Help line is available to all Indigenous people who are seeking immediate crisis intervention 1-855-242-3310 or chat online

Comment prendre soin de votre santé mentale Français

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

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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.

To find mental health services near you, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca.

Employeer Support

If you are feeling hardships due to business closures or recent COVID-19 related lay-off here are some resources.

Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

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

The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

Chatham-Kent Economic Development has provided a full list of resources

The Canada Business App to easily navigate services

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

Education Support

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.

Take the CK Nonprofit Network COVID-19 Response & Recovery - Emergency Need Assessment Survey

COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Application

Business continuity planning considerations, ONN blog

Virtual AGMs: Facilitation GuideTemplate Script, and Critical Path Template offered by ONN

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:

Karyn O'Neil
Director, Community Engagement & Operations
519-354-0430 Ext. 202  |  [email protected]

*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:

Patricia Peters
Director, Resource & Development
519-354-0430 Ext. 235  |  [email protected]

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.