|Record #: CHK0773||Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015||Last Full Update: 12 May 2015|
|Primary Contact||Captain 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
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-noon; 1 pm-4 pm|
|Areas Served||Chatham-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.
|Eligibility||Adults and families|
|Application||Walk-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|
|Fees||None ; No fees for service|
|Primary Executive||Captain Andrew Watkinson, Executive Director; Phone: 519-354-8353|
|Located In Community||Chatham|
|Address & Map||
19 Raleigh St
Chatham, ON N7M 2M6
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|Intersection||Raleigh St and Richmond St|
|Mailing Address||46 Orangewood Blvd
Chatham, ON N7L 5H1
|Service Categories||Christmas 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|