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  • emergency financial help
  • ongoing financial help
  • help with rent and/or energy costs

To be eligible, you must:

  • live in Chatham-Kent
  • need money right away to help with food and housing costs
  • be willing to take part in activities that will help you find a job (if you are able)


You can try the Eligibility Estimator to see if you might qualify, or follow the steps in how to apply for social assistance.

We can also make referrals on your behalf to Community Agencies in Chatham-Kent that might be able to help you.  For more information on our programs and services, please call 519.351.8573 or email your questions.