Salvation Army (The)

Site: Chatham - Raleigh St

Service: Community and Family Services

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Record #: CHK0773 Last Modified: 12 May 2015 Last Full Update: 12 May 2015
Contact Information
Office Phone519-354-1430
Primary ContactCaptain Stephanie Watkinson, Family Services Director; Phone: 519-354-8353
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)Food, Clothing and Furniture assistance to those in need based on financial need, and current situation. At Christmas the program provides food and toys to children 
Budget (Trustee) Management program - assisting clients with financial matters. Service provided free of charge to clients. Waiting list for clients. 
Youth Support Program - offering support to youth in all areas (budget management, life skills, housing needs, family support and crisis management. Advocacy and mentoring also available to youth ages 16-21.  
Housing support program - provides assistance in matters relating to housing (rental lists, utilities crisis assistance, landlord/tenant.) Winter Warmth and Hydro LEAP program administered through this program.  
Winter Warmth and LEAP programs provide financial assistance for families, seniors, terminally ill and disabled who have had or are in danger of having their utilties disconnected. One time payment made per year depending on eligibilty *  
If you do not qualify, the caseworker may be able to contact your utility provider on your behalf and work out payment arrangements to avoid disconnection  
During the summer months the organization assists with sending children to camp. Day camps located in Chatham as well as residential camps located in Jackson's Point/Huntsville. 
Christmas assistance provided with food hampers and toy hampers (children up to age 16). Application required in November at any Salvation Army family services offices. ID, proof of income & expenses required. 
Budget Management Services - Terrie Horvath  
Youth Support Worker - Tim Brown 
Housing support - Rhonda Dickson 
Family Services Caseworker - Beth Reeve
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-noon; 1 pm-4 pm
Areas ServedChatham-Kent ; additional locations in Wallaceburg, Ridgetown & Blenheim 
Wallaceburg (600 Lowe Street) 519-627-8257.  
Hours 9-12 & 1-4 Monday to Friday  
Ridgetown (18 Main St) 519-674-3765  
Hours: Tues 10-4, Wed 10-12, Thurs 10-12 and Friday 10-4  
Blenheim (located at Blenheim Baptist Church, Talbot St)  
Hours Wed. & Thurs 1-4  
Call Ridgetown office at 519-674-3765  
- contact Becky Hebblethwaite  
Beginning in March 2012, the food banks will be open on the following Tuesday nights 4 pm - 7 pm. 
The Ridgetown office (18 Main Street) will be open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday.  
The Wallaceburg office (600 Lowe Ave) will be open the 2nd and 4th Tuesday.  
And the Chatham office (42 Harvey Street) will be open every Tuesday. 
EligibilityAdults and families
Applicationwalk-in; call for information; fill out applications for financial assistance * Winter Warmth requires rent, hydro, gas and childcare receipts as well as income statements for the month of application * Identification is required for all members of the household
FeesNone ; No fees for service
Agency Information
Primary ExecutiveCaptain Andrew Watkinson, Executive Director; Phone: 519-354-8353
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In CommunityChatham
Address & Map
19 Raleigh St
Chatham, ON N7M 2M6
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IntersectionRaleigh St and Richmond St
Mailing Address46 Orangewood Blvd 
Chatham, ON N7L 5H1
Service CategoriesChristmas Programs ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; Food Banks ; General Clothing Provision ; Holiday Gifts/Toys ; Individual Advocacy ~ Young Adults ; Personal Finances Administration ; Personal Financial Counselling ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Housing Issues ; Utility Assistance