34th annual Stampede Breakfasts!
Yahoo! Join us at our 34th annual Bowness and Parkdale Stampede Breakfasts (July 7 and 11) for some great eats, games, entertainment and sunshine!
Your Donation Saved My Life
"Thank you for giving me a second chance at life. If it weren’t for you and Wood’s Homes, I would have been dead at 20."
- Ken, Wood's Homes Client
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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.
Our 500+ staff and 100 volunteers provide 40+ programs and services for children, teens, young adults and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.
No problem is too big or too small. We are here to help. Always.
Wood’s Homes Kinship Support Program consists of two Kinship Support Workers (that’s us!) and our Program Manager, Camella Magulike. We are part of an interconnected group of services offered by Wood’s Homes’ Family Support Network to improve outcomes for children and families. The program began in 2015 and has grown a lot since then, from supporting 16 children placed in 13 kinship homes to supporting 66 children placed in 44 kinship homes in our 2018-2019 reporting period.
Father’s Day can be a complicated occasion for many. Many children have not had the benefit of a positive relationship with their fathers for varying reasons. It could be family dynamics, mental illness, substance use, separation and divorce, bereavement, immigration and migration (not to mention less than family-friendly work schedules in many male-dominated professions). The diversity of families today means that children may also have multiple Dads, or other father-figures (like Grandfathers, Brothers and Stepfathers) in their lives which we also celebrate.
At Wood’s Homes, We Never Say No, We Never Give Up, We Never Turn Anyone Away.
This motto is a large part of why we implement trauma-informed care into our everyday practice. Traumatic events are experienced by everyone and are part of being human. When children in particular are involved in such events, this can act as a host for other social and neuropsychiatric problems (Perry, 2006). The Wood’s Homes Supported Visitation and Transportation Program works primarily in collaboration with two programs at Wood’s Homes: The Family Support Network (FSN) and the Foster Care Network (FCN) in providing services to parents and children involved with the Alberta Children’s Services Forest Lawn site. We help to manage risk and safety while supporting access between biological families when the children have been removed from the home due to child protection concerns.