A children's mental health centre. 

We never say no. We never give up. We never turn anyone away.

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UpWords Fall 2018

Check out our Fall 2018 edition of UpWords for stories, events, photos and news from the Wood's Homes Foundation! 

EXIT Youth Hub

 It’s been a long time dream to establish a one-stop-shop for vulnerable youth ages 12-24, who are looking for a path to a brighter future. 

That dream came true when Wood’s Homes opened its third campus in the community of Inglewood. The new facility is now home to 6 programs that provide specific wraparound services for homeless and at-risk youth, creating the EXIT Youth Hub. 

Welcome to Wood's Homes.

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service non-profit children’s mental health organization. We have been working with families for over 100 years. 

Close to 500 staff and 100 volunteers provide 40+ programs and services for children, teens, young adults and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.

No problem is too big or too small. We are here to help. Always.

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Staff respond: Why do you do what you do?

I was recently asked by some friends, “Why do you do what you do?”

I always find this question a difficult one to answer, especially when I’m asked by someone who isn’t from my field. I always joke that ‘I could write a book’ about the things I’ve seen, but my answer is always about how I’m passionate about helping children.

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Cannabis: How to talk with your teen after legalization

As of October 17, 2018, cannabis for recreational consumption will be legal in Canada.

And, whether you like it or not, your teen (and their friends) will probably try it.

While the minimum age for buying, using, possessing and growing recreational cannabis in Alberta is 18 (the same minimum age for the sale of alcohol and tobacco), it’s very likely that your teen will be exposed to the drug before that age. 

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Nature nurtures: Why getting outside is good for children and families

Getting outside is good for kids. In fact, it’s good for everyone – children, adults and families together.

Science tells us that spending time outdoors – whether hiking in the mountains, losing ourselves in the reflections of crystal clear lakes, visiting local parks, or walking or biking community trails– helps both our bodies and brains.

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