A children's mental health centre. 

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

Latest News

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.

Click 'Read More' for tickets and sponsorship information. 

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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Monsters are real

‘Monsters’ are real for most of the families and youth in our care. Their monsters are with them in the night – and sometimes, even in the day – hiding in the shadows, under their beds and in their dreams.

The youth and families who access our programs are all looking for something similar – safety from their monsters. It’s a simple feeling that many families struggle to achieve, sometimes for generations. Through the addictions program, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many youth and families who are unsure about what they’re actually seeking from me. In the end, it almost always comes down to safety – more specifically, safety while using (harm reduction), safety in conversations and safety in sobriety.

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Let’s talk about mental health

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day – an annual campaign by Bell Canada to engage Canadians in the conversation around mental health.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest challenges for anyone suffering from mental illness is stigma, and the negative attitudes (prejudice) and negative behaviour (discrimination) attached to it.

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To CC or not to CC, that is the question

We thought we’d offer up something a little different on our blog this week. It’s a subject matter that everyone has had a challenge with now and then. Email communication! We all send and receive emails, and yet how often do we stop and think about best practice? This, especially in a social service setting that demands confidentiality.

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