Posts Tagged ‘shelter’

  • No shelter on Merritt Ave.

    Aug 31, 20 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Motels will provide short-term shelter for local homeless By Bruce Corcoran Plans for a temporary homeless shelter on Merritt Avenue have been scrapped. Municipal officials say negotiations between Chatham-Kent officials and the owners of the Chatham Banquet...

  • 43 sign up for shelter in first week

    May 7, 20 • 0 Views • COVID-19, Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent’s Employment and Social Services (CKESS) department opened the doors to a temporary shelter a week ago for community members in need. Over that time, municipal officials report 43 people registered at the shelter, with some moving to motels...

  • Temporary shelter opens in C-K

    Apr 29, 20 • 0 Views • COVID-19, Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Employment and Social Services division opened a temporary shelter this morning for the homeless in our community. Officials said the need for the shelter increased over the last month when individuals who were previously...

  • Hope Haven turns two

    Dec 17, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    At Chatham Hope Haven, clients and volunteers celebrated two years in operation recently. The staff who supervise in the evenings are all volunteers. There are more than 70 men and women who give their time in various ways to assist the homeless at Hope...

  • Unaffordable problem

    Dec 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Not all problems can be solved by throwing money at them, but the current affordable housing crisis in Chatham-Kent would benefit from an influx of cash, be it from private developers or in the form of public tax dollars – or both. With the downloading of...

  • C-K council schooled on affordable housing crisis

    Dec 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    With wait times for affordable housing in Chatham-Kent measured in years, the crisis has put increased pressure on the municipality to come up with a workable strategy sooner rather than later. In a recent report to council on the rent-geared-to-income...

  • Raising homelessness awareness

    Sep 24, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

      Participants at this year’s Boxes and Blankets fundraising and awareness raising event spent 12 hours overnight outside of the Downtown Chatham Centre with only a cardboard box for shelter and some blankets for comfort to feel what it’s like to...

  • Shelter appreciated

    Sep 19, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    We spoke on Friday with people who have suffered through the difficulties of being homeless. The fourth annual Boxes and Blankets fund- and awareness-raiser in front of the Downtown Chatham Centre featured about two dozen people who spent the night in...

  • Gimme shelter?

    Feb 3, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    As a cold winter wind whips across the Smart Centre parking lots, Mark Thomas hopes that someday owners of Chatham’s biggest commercial centre decide to provide their customers who take buses with a taste of consideration. That someday may be sooner rather...

  • Giving shelter

    Sep 30, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News4 Comments

    A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling allowing River City Vineyard Church in Sarnia to give shelter to the homeless is good news for four Chatham residents who have teamed up with New Beginning Ministries to open its doors to the homeless. At their first...