You can help bring the magic of the season to children, youth and families at Wood's Homes! Last year Lisa, a mom of two, shared that she was able to experience one of the brightest parts of the holiday season as a parent...
"I was so excited to open the gift cards from Wood's Homes, so I could shop for my children. This holiday season was special because for the first time in a long time, I was excited for Christmas with my children."
This holiday season, you can help moms and families like Lisa's!
Thanks to you, Oscar changed his life
"My name is Oscar.
I was 16 years old when I left home. I moved out due to domestic violence issues at home, then lost my job and turned to partying and drugs. The drugs got worse and “visits” to jail were frequent for me. After six years I decided enough was enough and started a treatment program to overcome my struggles with addiction."
Your support ensures that multi-barriered youth, like Oscar, can gain the life skills, confidence and experience to find employment, while receiving mental health support.
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.
It's National Addictions Awareness Week.
This year’s theme, Driving Change Together, encourages everyone to reassess the way they think about substance use.
Through Wood’s Homes, I was able to connect with a group of people my age who wanted a future free from addiction and felt excited about process of Driving Change Together.
Who is the expert in the field of addictions?
It has been a dream to lead an Addictions Program that recognizes past clients of the program as experts. The Addictions Peer Mentor role allows for lived experience to be front and centre. Their involvement in the work of addictions is critical to evidence-informed activities.
Having an Addictions Peer Mentor is empowering because they deeply understand the youth we serve. They apply an alternative approach to addictions and act as a confidant who motivates our clients and inspires change.
National Child Day is November 20 and this year’s celebration marks the 30th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Wood’s Homes, as an agency, has many ties to this day through its work in the 40+ programs and services we provide.
Recently, I paid my first visit to Capitol Hill, a program that works with children under 12. This home in the community is a short-term safe refuge for these little ones who are behaviourally at-risk and have broken down or are at risk of breaking down their current caregiver placements.