2020 Stampede Breakfast Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to cancel our 2020 Stampede Breakfasts.
We've served thousands of people over the last 35 years! We'll miss our friends and neighbours this year, but we hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe.
Hats off to all of you!
2019-2020 Annual Report
Our just released 2019-2020 Annual Report walks the reader through a year of Mixed Emotions at our organization. We invite you to learn about our work, our collective strength and perseverance, and the many stories we proudly share in the world of children’s mental health.
Click 'Read More' to read the full 2019-2020 Annual Report.
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.
When I completed my undergraduate degree, I was excited to see what the world had to offer and passionate about my love for psychology. I knew that getting right into a master’s program would be a difficult task to do while working full-time, but I was determined to push myself and not waste any time. I began my journey in a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program and was lucky enough to be hired as a Family Support Counsellor with Wood’s Homes Family Support Network.
It’s been 12 weeks since I stepped inside my makeshift home office. I’m keeping a calendar and marking it with X’s, and maybe you have been too. I’ve limited my social media exposure because honestly, it was hard enough to manage the reality of what is going on in the world without having to also manage conspiracy theories and the vitriol of what I can only describe as (in)human selfishness taken to the extreme. For some reason, I kept thinking of Dicken’s famous opening, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” And indeed, if we look closely for the good in this, I think we might find some (granted, we might have to look really hard).
Wood’s Homes Lethbridge Emergency Youth Shelter (now known as THE CORE) first opened its doors in 2003, as a place to support young people who needed a safe place to stay and support with basic needs. Youth come to the shelter for various reasons, with the biggest being family conflict, which often results from past trauma, mental health, sexual orientation or gender identity, or substance use, among other things. Wood’s Homes’ Youth and Family Counsellors work with youth and their families to provide mediation and access to resources in an effort to help youth return to the family home with a more stable relationship.