Validate your child's feelings now more than ever
Parents and caregivers are currently navigating uncharted terrain as they figure out how best to try to keep children and teens emotionally secure amid the COVID-19 situation.
Our current blog post offers some suggestions, with developmental stages in mind. Click 'Read More' for the full blog post.
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An update during this difficult time
Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment and support to children, youth and families with mental health needs. We fully understand that along with COVID-19 physical symptoms, the emotional toll on all of us is great.
Please know our organization continues to provide its services to the community. We know that our crisis services are needed now more than ever and we have added additional resources to assist.
Click 'Read More' to learn more about the ways we are here to help.
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 500 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.
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