Let’s help end homelessness in Chatham-Kent.
At Home with Whittal + Company Law Firm is our 10-year commitment to help bring an end to homelessness and significantly reduce housing insecurity in Chatham-Kent.
A 10-year goal to celebrate a 10-year milestone.
On April 1st, 2021, Whittal + Company Law Firm celebrated its 10th anniversary! We wanted to celebrate our milestone by doing something big, meaningful and lasting. We came up with the idea of having a charitable focus, and our discussions led us to the pressing issue of homelessness in our community. We started dreaming and very quickly At Home with Whittal + Company Law Firm was born!
This is a big goal.
Chatham-Kent’s homeless population has been growing, and the recent climb in housing costs have put more people at risk. This goal is well-timed, but we can’t reach it on our own; ending homelessness will only be possible as part of a steady coordinated effort with others who are also passionate about this goal.
For our part, the strength that we offer is in organizing campaigns that raise awareness and financial support for organizations who have a proven track record of success in addressing homelessness. Our contribution will help to ensure that those organizations can accomplish the incredible work they set out to do, in and around our community.
Momentum is already building.
Local organizations have already joined together to start working on this issue. A committee, led by NeighbourLink CK, has been working on a partnership agreement with an organization called Indwell. The committee aims to tackle the issue of how to end homelessness and housing insecurity by bringing Indwell’s affordable supportive housing program to our area. Indwell entered into an agreement with NeighbourLink CK, and in December 2020 the city of Chatham-Kent approved one-time funding of $100,000 in support of the project.
Indwell: Hope and Homes for all.
The move to partner with Indwell was intentional. Their first home was established in 1974 and have since amassed hundreds upon hundreds of success stories. They have become an integral part of the communities they serve, and as an organization, have continued to set ambitious, yet realistic goals.
Indwell is a charity, who creates supportive, permanent affordable housing communities for people seeking health, wellness and belonging. As of 2021 they successfully provide permanent housing for over 700 people who were formerly at risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness. The Indwell housing communities are truly hope & homes for all.