Great things are happening in Chatham-Kent. Read some of our recent stories to learn what's new in the local nonprofit sector!

Rebuilding Wheels Application Now Open

Please note! Applications are now closed for this program. We will announce any reopening of program applications. Thank you!   We've all been in a situation where we need to get somewhere but don't have a ride. This is the reality for many people living in Chatham-Kent - relying on public transit, rides from friends...

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Chatham Hope Haven & St. Andrew’s Residence

Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, non-profit groups and charities continue to face challenges every day. On our latest podcast (linked below), we spoke with Loree Bailey who is the General Manager of Chatham Hope Haven and Lynn McGeachy Schultz who is the Board Chair at St. Andrew’s Residence. As winter settles in and...

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Helping Problematic Substance Use in a time of COVID

In June 2020, Ontario’s Chief Coroner announced a 25% increase in suspected drug-related deaths between March to May 2020 compared to 2019*. This statistic may sound alarming, but local frontline social service providers saw this as a possible problem in Chatham-Kent and alerted the Mental Health and Problematic Substance Use Social Planning & Action Table...

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Volunteers Needed at R.O.C.K. Missions

Twice a week, dozens of volunteers reach out to people experiencing homelessness in Chatham-Kent. They bring them meals, supplies, and make connections to help ensure they are receiving and accessing the services they need. R.O.C.K. Missions was established in August 2019 and has quickly grown into an organization that does outreach every Tuesday and Saturday....

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Take-Out Thursday at the ALC

Something as simple as a ready-made meal can mean so much to someone living in isolation. The Active Lifestyle Centre in Chatham is starting their Take-Out Thursday program where seniors and the general public can visit the Centre and purchase ready-made meals. Executive Director Linda Lucas says the take-out program is one of the few...

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