Winter Warming Centres Open

With the cold weather here, Employment & Social Services is offering a reminder that Hope Haven will offer its services as a warming centre in Chatham-Kent.

In the event that the temperature in Chatham-Kent is expected to drop below -5celcius for an extended period, the Municipality will post a media advisory and notify community partners that Chatham Hope Haven will open from 7pm to 7am (as well as their daytime hours of 10 am to 2 pm).  At this time, Chatham Hope Haven is expected to open nightly until January 19th.

Chatham Hope Haven is located at 183 Wellington St. West, Chatham.  When they are open overnight, they also have their upstairs light on as a signal the services are available.

Transportation can be arranged for those that are outside of the downtown core, including areas outside of those listed by contacting the Homeless Response Line at 519-354-6228.

If you are or know someone in need of emergency housing should call the Homeless Response Line (HRL) at 519-354-6228. 



Media Contact:


Loree Bailey
Hope Haven
183 Wellington St W, Chatham


Eric Labadie

Manager, Corporate Communications

Municipality of Chatham-Kent



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