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Lethbridge

Our mandate is to empower, educate and support youth and their parents and/or guardians to better cope with the ongoing and complex needs of the youth. Following are the programs that Wood's Homes offers here.

Emergency Youth Shelter

This 8-bed facility provides youth under the age of 18 with a bed, laundry facilities, showers, clothing and crisis counselling. Youth receive breakfast, a bagged lunch and a hot dinner. There are two professional staff members on duty at all times. At the time of intake, a staff member speaks with the youth's guardian and/or the on-call duty worker to inform him or her of the youth’s whereabouts. Young people can work with staff to find a place to stay and will be given information on appropriate community resources. Staff will also work with the youth to help him or her find employment, a house and to learn independent living skills.

Shelter hours are 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. every day of the year.

Maximum stay is 15 consecutive days.

Referral sources can be from anyone, including the youth, and are accepted on a 24-hour basis.

Location

312 - 3 Street South (lower level)
Phone: 403-317-1777

Family Connections Program

The Family Connections program in Lethbridge provides culturally sensitive, in-home support services to high-needs families in their home and/or a community setting. The program works with children, youth and families with Children’s Services involvement to manage child protection concerns.

Family Connections offers immediate help by:

Assisting families to identify what is important to them and what is working well.

Working with the family in the home to address a variety of living and parenting problems.

Coordinating services and locating other community resources.

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