Community Response Fund

Funded by United Way on behalf of the Community Response Fund.

Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre: $6,000

Funds were used to provide personal protective equipment for shelter workers and clients.

MOCK Employment & Social Services: $10,000

Funds were used to provide individual health care needs to thous currently impacted by COVID and not covered through any other source.

Back to School Program

Funds were used to purchase gift cards which allowed families the ability to purchase back to school supplies.

Classroom Care Kits

Funds were used to purchase supplies for students to help in classroom learning.

TekSavvy Employee Charity Committee

Funded by United Way on behalf of TekSavvy Employee Charity Committee.

The financial gift was made by the TekSavvy Employee Charity Committee to United Way.

Chatham-Kent Hospice: $2,957.50

Funds were used to provide personal protective equipment to protect the safety of clients, family and staff.

Victoria Order of Nurses (VON): $4,000

Funds were used to provide a "Coping Tool Kit” to 56 clients to assist with their children’s mental and emotional well-being during the social distancing measures.

Victoria Order of Nurses (VON): $5,085

Funds were used to purchase tablets for their volunteer led programs. Tablets would be used to support the isolated seniors and Kids’ Circle clients who are battling an illness to ensure that all the children and teens can benefit from VON's online activities.

St. Andrew’s Residence: $2,957.50

Funds were used to support the programming at St. Andrew's Residence.

Hunger Response Fund

Funded by United Way on behalf of the Hunger Response Fund.

The Sandwich Guys (Outreach): $500

Funds were used to help with transportation gaps and needs for ones identified in the community. (low-income families, youth, persons with disabilities and seniors 55+)

Homelessness Response Fund

Funded by United Way on behalf of the Homelessness Response Fund

R.O.C.K. Missions: $10,000

Funds were used to provide street outreach, food, medical, harm reduction, education and wellness checks to help people without a home with social distancing

Warmest Wishes

An outreach program that provides a backpack filled with some of the basics that people need to get through the tough winter months - necessities like food, hygiene products and winter clothing.

May 16 Miracle fund

Funded by United Way on behalf of the May 16 Miracle fund.

May 16th Miracle requested that funds raised in a community - stay in that community; to support the event, United Way of Chatham-Kent helped with the funds received within Chatham’s city limits.

Chatham Emergency Food Relief Programming: $45,855

The May 16 Miracle team allocated funds raised in Chatham to 31 front-line organizations who provide emergency food relief programs based on the number of people served on a weekly basis.

Outreach for Hunger, Salvation Army Chatham, SCC Student Union, Rock Missions, Women’s Centre, Street Frendz, Freehelp CK, St. Vincent de Paul, The Wish Centre, Campbell AME, Social Services, Hope Haven, The Sandwich Guy, School Within A College (SWAC), The Caring Kitchen (St. Ursula Church), Praise Fellowship Pantry, Shepherds Way Inn, Family Support Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Refuge, Hope Housing, Rain or Shine, St. Andrews / Victoria Ave United Churches, March of Dimes, Community Living, Blessed Sacrament Church, St. Agnes Church, and Student Nutrition Program.

Ontario Student Nutrition Fund

Funded by United Way on behalf of the Ontario Student Nutrition Fund.

Chatham-Kent COVID Student Nutrition Program: $50,000

Funds were used to provide grocery store gift cards to families with school ages children and teens to provide access to nutritious food.

Social Service Emergency Response Fund

Funded by the Government of Ontario's Social Service Emergency Response Fund.

Chatham Hope Haven: $5,000

Funds were used to provide food and toiletries to homeless men on an as needed or individual basis.

Word of Life Church Soup Kitchen: $5,000

Funds were used to help the kitchen meet the increased need in the community as they are now open six days a week.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent: $10,000

Funds were used to provide a virtual mentoring program for the most vulnerable.

Family Service Kent: $10,000

Funds were used to support a transportation subsidy for seniors and persons with disabilities in C-K so they will be able to access grocery runs or delivery free of charge.

Family Service Kent: $10,000

Funds were used to support the partnership bundle to allow Family Service Kent to fill in identified gaps or expand on existing programs in the community. Include participation with CHAP and Meals on Wheels.

Changing Ways: $5,900

Funds were used to support the Caring Dads programming.

New Horizons for Seniors Program

Funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Victoria Order of Nurses (VON): $10,000

Funds were used to support local seniors through the expansion of Virtual Visiting programming, a service which will allow nurses to chart electronically, provide seamless care, and reach patients in remote areas; while reducing the risk of infection by maintaining a safe environment for patients and nurses.

Canadian Cancer Society: $10,000

Funds were used to expand the capacity of their Cancer Information Helpline and connect more individuals with trained mentors through their "virtual" peer match program. Canadian Cancer Society will also be using the funds to reduce anxiety experienced by Chatham-Kent residence who have cancer, provide critical digital connections through their online community, and equip their volunteers, staff members and the community with the most accurate information about COVID-19 and cancer.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB): $10,000

Funds were used to support their established virtual programming, which reduces the impact of isolation for seniors with sight loss, and adapted their Vision Mate program to provide one-on-one support; whether over the phone, or in-person to assisted with errands such as grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions.

Family Service Kent: $10,000

Funds were used to offer free counselling sessions for seniors. With this support Family Service Kent will be able to reach the seniors in Chatham-Kent, who may be struggling, isolated and may have limited supports available to them.

Active Lifestyle Centre: $10,000

Funds were used to offer outreach through security check-in phone calls to residences, the Greeting Card program and delivery of comfort bags stocked with masks, hand sanitizers, a COVID handbook, activities and more.

Emergency Community Response Fund.

Funded by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Response Fund

Funds through the Emergency Community Response Fund are in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross and Chatham-Kent Community Foundation. Below represents the organizations funded on behalf of United Way's portion of the Emergency Community Response Fund.

*Programs that were funded in part by United Way and in part by Community Foundations

March of Dimes: $13,400 *

Funds will be used to support their social connections programming.

Loads of Love: $7,500 *

Funds will be used to reopen the thrift store.

Westover Treatment: $20,000 *

Funds will be used to provide outreach programming.

Family Service Kent: $32,250 *

Funds will be used to offer a Coordinated System that will increase access to food and support service navigation, especially in smaller communities, through a coordinated delivery system and a mobile market.

Active Lifestyle Centre: $12,500 *

Funds will be used to offer outreach programs, services, health services (footcare) and support to the older adult population of Chatham-Kent that is 50+.

The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent: $20,000 *

Funds will be used to provide outreach through Warm Line, a pre-crisis telephone support service that operates from a mental health, recovery-based peer support perspective.

Victoria Order of Nurses (VON): $50,000

Funds will be used to support the Kids' Circle program that specializes in illness and bereavement support for children and teens (4-18) in one to one and group sessions.

Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council: $10,000

Funds will be used to promote education and knowledge exchange to our community to help prevent, treat and reduce the harms associated with substance use.

Easter Seals Ontario: $8,761

Funds will be used to provide mobility and accessibility equipment to children and supporting their families in the Chatham-Kent region facing increased challenges due to the COVID19 crisis.

Chatham-Kent Children’s Services: $23,348

Funds will be used to support the Autism Transitional Classroom providing short-term placement for students in Chatham-Kent with very severe developmental disabilities-Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent: $26,700

Funds will be used to support virtual outreach programming to the doubly vulnerable youth to decrease likelihood that it will take them years to recover from the impact of social distancing during COVID-19.

Emergency Community Response Fund.

Funded by the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Response Fund

Funds through the Emergency Community Response Fund are in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross and Chatham-Kent Community Foundation. Below represents the organizations funded on behalf of Chatham-Kent Community Foundation's portion of the Emergency Community Response Fund.

*Programs that were funded in part by United Way and in part by Community Foundations

March of Dimes: $13,400 *

Funds will be used to support their social connections programming.

Loads of Love: $7,500 *

Funds will be used to reopen the thrift store.

Westover Treatment: $20,000 *

Funds will be used to provide outreach programming.

Family Service Kent: $32,250 *

Funds will be used to offer a Coordinated System that will increase access to food and support service navigation, especially in smaller communities, through a coordinated delivery system and a mobile market.

Active Lifestyle Centre: $12,500 *

Funds will be used to offer outreach programs, services, health services (footcare) and support to the older adult population of Chatham-Kent that is 50+.

The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent: $20,000 *

Funds will be used to provide outreach through Warm Line, a pre-crisis telephone support service that operates from a mental health, recovery-based peer support perspective.

Chatham-Kent Women's Centre: $3,000

Funds will be used to provide personal protection equipment for shelter workers and clients.

Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent: $10,000

Funds will be used to provide food packages to their clients

Family Service Kent: $7,500

Funds will be used to provide the community's most vulnerable frozen meals at a subsidized rate.

Starlight Children's Foundation Canada: $1,500

Funds will be used to provide play from home care packages.

Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation: $5,000

Funds will be used to provide wage support.

Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent: $5,926

Funds will be used to provide literacy programming to school aged children.

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Chatham-Kent: $7,840

Funds will be used to provide activity toolkit.

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Chatham-Kent: $2,450

Funds will be used to provide support to seniors through check in phone calls and care packages.

Victoria Order of Nurses (VON): $2,500

Funds will be used to provide a virtual visiting program between local youth and seniors.

NeighbourLink: $10,000

Funds will be used to provide outreach programming

Community Fund

Funded by United Way of Chatham-Kent's Community Fund.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent: $16,556.76

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Changing Ways: $1,187.49

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Chatham-Kent Children's Services: $7,812.51

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Chatham-Kent Learning Disabilities Association: $13,200

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Dresden Sidestreets: $3,684.99

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Family Service Kent: $11,640.99

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent: $6,538.89

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Solid Rock Cafe: $7,374.99

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Victoria Order of Nurses (VON): $14,634.24/strong>

First quarter payment of funding to support programming.

Volunteer Chatham-Kent

Matches people with identified talents and skills with non-profit organizations to help them achieve their vital missions. Potential volunteers are interviewed and screened according to the “ten safe steps” and then placed with the appropriate agency/organization.

Contact: 519-354-0430

Women United

Provides grants and other supports to improve the lives of women and their families in vulnerable situations.

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Contact: 519-354-0430

Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Network

Engages with and advocates for nonprofit organizations that work for the public benefit in Chatham-Kent.

Contact: 519-354-0430

Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Centre

A shared collective space that meets the needs of nonprofits and local government partners. The building is currently home to seven organizations and offers rent-able offices, board rooms and training spaces based on a cost recovery system.

Contact: 519-354-0430

Labour United: Programs and Services

Labour Community Advocacy Program is offered on an annual basis to Union members who provide social service information to their members in the workplace. Each advocate is trained as a resource for Union members and the Union itself.

Contact: 519-628-5456