Validate your child's feelings now more than ever
Parents and caregivers are currently navigating uncharted terrain as they figure out how best to try to keep children and teens emotionally secure amid the COVID-19 situation.
Our current blog post offers some suggestions, with developmental stages in mind. Click 'Read More' for the full blog post.
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An update during this difficult time
Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment and support to children, youth and families with mental health needs. We fully understand that along with COVID-19 physical symptoms, the emotional toll on all of us is great.
Please know our organization continues to provide its services to the community. We know that our crisis services are needed now more than ever and we have added additional resources to assist.
Click 'Read More' to learn more about the ways we are here to help.
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.
In July 2018, Wood’s Homes Street Services moved into their new location at our Inglewood Campus, bringing programs that used to operate in different locations together to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ now known as the EXIT Youth Hub. Here, street-involved youth are provided access to basic needs, as well as mental health counselling, employment and housing supports, medical attention and connections all sorts of resources that can assist them in their drive for a brighter future.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to re-shape how we go about our lives, we at Wood’s Homes are doing everything we can for those in our care. Our trained mental health counsellors remain available through our crisis line, text, eTherapy and LiveChat services. Our addictions counsellor is available by phone for those who now have limited face-to-face supports. Our school support counsellors have been re-deployed to programs caring for clients throughout the day as our learning centres are closed.
Creating a new normal is exactly how parents respond to the unique parenting needs of children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our FASD Support Program team sent the following message to all families currently in the program...