Never Give Up unGala 2021
YOUR help is needed now more than ever. Wood’s Homes is here to support those who feel lost and overwhelmed, and we invite YOU to join us to help children, youth and families by supporting this year’s Never Give Up unGala.
YOU have shared with us that YOU can hardly wait to come together and celebrate with us in person – and we can hardly wait to see YOU! Until then, YOU continue to make an impact by helping us adapt our programs and services for those who need it when they need it most.
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Welcome to Wood's Homes.
Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth and families with mental health needs. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.
Our 600 staff provide 40+ programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.
Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized and accredited by Accreditation Canada which recently awarded us with Exemplary Standing for the third time.
We are here to help. Always.
Thanksgiving is a time when many of us reflect on what we’re most thankful for. It reminds us of how special and beautiful our lives are even when we are faced with challenging and stressful situations. We often look for coping tools to get through tough times, and being thankful is especially important in the midst of a pandemic when the world around us is unpredictable. At Wood’s Homes, the joy of working with children, youth and families, the support we receive from our loyal and generous community tops our list.
In the spirit of the season, we asked our clients and staff what they are thankful for.
Entering the Inglewood Opportunity Hub for the first time was a relief. I looked around, hoping to find someone like me. Being gay within the homeless population is terrifying and you are always searching for an ally. On the wall, I noticed a flag that showed me that this is a safe place for all.
The place had a different feeling for me. I was welcomed here.
As the Addictions Specialist at Wood's Homes, I continue to see the impact of opioids within the vulnerable youth and families we serve.
How do we support our clients to reduce the impact that it will have on their families?
How can I give support to my friends, family, and adults and youth in my life?
These are the questions that I am often asked in private by caregivers, foster parents, teachers, and co-workers.
My answer to these questions is to continually educate ourselves. Ask the hard questions. Be open to hearing another person’s truth with compassion. Do not judge.