Community Living Chatham-Kent

Site: Chatham - Riverview Dr

Service: Respite Services

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Record #: CHK0106 Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2013
Contact Information
Office Phone519-352-1174
Primary ContactBrad Verfaille, Quality Assurance & Planning Manager; Phone: 519-352-1174 ext 225; Email:
Alternate ContactRon Coristine, Program Director; Phone: 519-352-1174 ext 225; Email:
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCommunity Living Chatham-Kent
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Primary ExecutiveLu-Ann Cowell, Executive Director; Phone: 519-352-1174 ext 242; Email:
FundingFees - Service ; Provincial: Ministry of Community Family and Social Services
Description and Service Details
DescriptionProvides out-of-home respite support for children and adults * Respite services give families a break or rest, provides an experience of being away from home * Homes have 24-hour staffing providing a variety of overnight options including weekend and organized drop-in * Organized drop-in is an advanced booking to have people come for a few hours when there is a formal activity such as movie night, the service is on an as needed basis as demand for longer periods of respite are most common * Activities for individuals who stay at the facilities include crafts, games, attending major community events, out of town trips, virtual technology games where the individuals watch themselves playing virtual games on a computer * The virtual games are designed to enhance mobility and teach skills * The needs of the people are met based on information provided by family members, medical professionals and other professionals in their lives; provides self-care and daily living needs, and encourages skill development based on recognized abilities and needs 
Child Respite Services located at 95 St Anthony St Chatham, ON 519-351-2156;  
Adult Respite Services located at 269 Forest St Chatham, ON 519-354-4284
Areas ServedChatham-Kent - excluding Wallaceburg as it has own program ; Chatham-Kent
EligibilityInfants; Toddlers; Children; Youth; Adults; Seniors; Males; Females with an intellectual disability
ApplicationChildren's Respite Services: Call Brad Verfaillie to complete an application 
Adult Respite Services: Call Developmental Services Ontario 1-855-437-6797
FeesService ; $20/day for children, with drop-in $5/hr not to exceed $20; $23/day for adults, with drop-in $5/hr not to exceed $23
Site Information
Located In CommunityChatham
Address & Map
650 Riverview Dr, Unit 2
Chatham, ON N7M 5J5
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IntersectionRiverview Line and Bloomfield Rd
Mailing AddressPO Box 967 
Chatham, ON N7M 5L3
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated Parking; Accessible Entrance; Useable Entrance; Accessible Washrooms; Ramp