Community Living Chatham-Kent

Site: Chatham - Riverview Dr

Service: Respite Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-352-1174
Fax 519-352-5459
Primary Contact Lisa Blonde, Quality Assurance & Planning Manager; Phone: 519-352-1174 ext 225; Email:
Alternate Contact Ron Coristine, Program Director; Phone: 519-352-1174 ext 235; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides out-of-home respite support for children and adults * Respite services give families relief or rest, provides an experience of being away from home. These are voluntary, recreational leisure-based programs * Homes have 24-hour staffing providing a variety of options including overnight, weekend and organized drop-in *Organized drop-in is an advanced booking in which people come for a few hours; the service is on an as needed basis as demand for longer periods of respite are most common  
*Activities for people who stay at the homes include crafts, games, attending major community events, community activities, recreational activities, etc. 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 Served Chatham-Kent ; Chatham-Kent - excluding Wallaceburg as it has own program.
Eligibility Infants; Toddlers; Children; Youth; Adults; Seniors; Males; Females with an intellectual disability
Application Children's Respite Services: Call Lisa Blonde for more information.  
Adult Respite Services: Call Developmental Services Ontario 1-855-437-6797
Languages English
Fees Service ; $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
Agency Information
Established 1955
Primary Executive Lu-Ann Cowell, Executive Director; Phone: 519-352-1174 ext 242; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services; Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; Donations ; Fees - Service ; Provincial: Ministry of Community Family and Social Services
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
650 Riverview Dr, Unit 2
Chatham, ON N7M 5J5
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Intersection Riverview Line and Bloomfield Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 967 
Chatham, ON N7M 5L3
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated Parking; Accessible Entrance; Useable Entrance; Accessible Washrooms; Ramp