Chief Executive Officer Announcement
We are pleased to announce that Bjorn Johansson has been named incoming Chief Executive Officer as of May 1, 2020.
As a longtime Director of Live-In Programs, Mr. Johansson brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of children’s mental health. We look forward to this new chapter in our 106-year history.
Tickets on sale now!
Join us on March 28, 2020 at our 16th anniversary Lethbridge Children's Benefit Gala, presented by Matt and Catherine Furukawa along with College Ford Lincoln, in support of Wood's Homes Lethbridge.
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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 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.
Every year, the Santa Project brings Christmas cheer to children, youth and families at Wood’s Homes. This project, similar to adopt-a-family, supports over 100 families each year. These families are all involved in one of our 40+ programs. Dozens of generous community members provide donations such as grocery store gift certificates, warm winter clothing, and toys for children. Through the Santa Project, Wood’s Homes and our wonderful donors are able to make the holiday season a little brighter for these families.
Although these posts use examples from the upcoming Christian holiday of Christmas, the same ideas can be applied to any holiday you celebrate. All holidays have certain things in common - celebration, tradition, food and family. Feel free to substitute and adapt whatever meets your family’s needs!
Years ago, when I was working in a shelter for abused women and children, I often volunteered to work what was called the 'Santa Shift' so that my colleagues could be home with their families on Christmas Eve. I was young and naïve, and had no idea that Christmas Eve is a difficult time for so many. The crisis line we operated was busy with people struggling to get through what can be a very difficult season if you are struggling with depression, social isolation, divorce, unemployment or family violence.