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Welcome to Wood's Homes

A video Message from CEO Jane Matheson


The video (above) offers a message from our CEO with a warm welcome to our organization!

We are a complex annd powerful place with an amazing history. We've been  working with vulnerable children and their families since 1914! Please click here. to read Our Story.

Meanwhile, you may be on this page right now because you’re coming to live with us very soon. Or, you’ve just arrived and you’re curious about us. If you’re headed here – let us fill you in on what this place is all about.

First of all, don’t be afraid. We are an organization that helps families and children – just like you – get over some rough spots in their lives. It’s important you know that every family has problems. No family is perfect. It’s also important that you know young people can have many different kinds of problems, too.

We think that once you get here, you’re going to feel better about yourself, your family and well… eventually about everything that’s going on in your life right now. That may seem pretty impossible to you, but give it some time and give Wood’s Homes a chance –you never know what might happen.

We know you’ve been through some challenging times – you’ll have that in common with a whole lot of the other young people who live here. We also know a lot about what you have done, will do and will not want to stop doing – after all, we have almost 100 years of experience!

And… we never give up. We won’t give up on you or your family! Some young people here have incredible stories to tell – stories of hardship, stories that are yes, sad, but also stories that will give you lots of reasons for hope. And also reasons to trust us. Completely.

And you know what? You are going to teach us a lot, too. One of the reasons we are good at what we do is because we have had a lot of practice, practice making mistakes and learning about what kids need and want. So we listen – hard.

The people who work here are with us because they care about young people – just like you. They know your potential and they know that you are about to take responsibility for making positive changes in your life.

We also know that this is probably the last place you want to come to live, but while you’re here we’ll make sure to make it as comfortable, safe, fun and supportive as possible as you begin your treatment process. Our campuses are on beautiful properties with lots of trees and there’s lot to do here.

Below, at the bottom of this page, you will see the words Goods on Wood's in green. Click on that line and a booklet with answers to your questions will pop up. You are free to pick up a copy of this booklet when you get here, for your reference. If you questions that aren't answered in this booklet, feel free to ask your key worker once you get here. And remember – there is no dumb question!

We can’t wait to meet you.

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