R.O.C.K. Missions moves into new home

Michelle Gilbertson and Renee Geniole of R.O.C.K. Missions are pictured in front of one of several storage areas at the organization’s new home on Richmond Street in Chatham.

R.O.C.K. Missions staff and volunteers are celebrating the move to a new address, one they say will help them better fulfil their mandate of supporting some of Chatham-Kent’s most vulnerable citizens as well as continue work on the expansion of their peer-to-peer project.

R.O.C.K. is now located at 39 Richmond Street in Chatham. The move from their previous offices at the Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Centre comes after many months of program expansion, including the opening of the James St. Drop-In Centre in Wallaceburg last year and a large federal grant to continue their successful peer-to-peer project across CK.

“We were bursting at the seams, which is great in terms of the growth of our organization, but it will be nice to be able to spread out a bit and have the space to work without wondering where all the donations should go,” R.O.C.K. Missions’ operations co-ordinator Renee Geniole said in a media release.

The new offices do not have set hours as of yet, as they are still assessing the needs of in-house staff.

The most important aspect of the move, said Geniole, is that “it allows us the capacity for more in-depth collaborative work with community partners to see what deeper work we can do in the community.”

R.O.C.K. Missions had previously been located at 425 McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham.



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