Homeless Response Line


CK Homeless Response Line - 519-354-6628

  • Access to local emergency shelter within a "Housing First" framework
  • Consistent screening and diversion protocols to temporary and safe alternative accommodation
  • Improved coordination of referrals and services for people experiencing homelessness

The Homeless Response Line is a centralized "after-hours" point of contact for people in crisis and who are experiencing emergency homelessness in Chatham-Kent.

If you are currently experiencing homelessness, please contact Employment and Social Services by calling 519-351-8573 or emailing ckess@chatham-kent.ca during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). You will meet with a case manager to discuss your situation and create a rapid re-housing plan.

If you experience homelessness after hours, on weekends or holidays, the CK Homeless Response Line is available by calling 519-354-6628. Callers will be directed to safe temporary housing with family/friends or referred to local emergency accommodations. A case manager from Employment and Social Services will contact you the following business day to discuss the next steps.