2018 Never Give Up Gala: Thank You!
Thanks to the 500+ guests who joined us September 29 for our 21st Never Give Up Gala. We are proud to have so many loyal and generous sponsors and donors! CBC’s Doug Dirks and Julie Van Rosendaal emceed our evening, which included a story of inspiration from the parent of a client.
EXIT Youth Hub
It’s been a long time dream to establish a one-stop-shop for vulnerable youth ages 12-24, who are looking for a path to a brighter future.
That dream came true when Wood’s Homes opened its third campus in the community of Inglewood in July of 2017. The new facility is now home to 6 programs that provide specific wraparound services for homeless and at-risk youth, creating the EXIT Youth Hub.
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.
Close to 500 staff and 100 volunteers provide 40+ programs and services for children, teens, young adults and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.
No problem is too big or too small. We are here to help. Always.
As of October 17, 2018, cannabis for recreational consumption will be legal in Canada.
And, whether you like it or not, your teen (and their friends) will probably try it.
While the minimum age for buying, using, possessing and growing recreational cannabis in Alberta is 18 (the same minimum age for the sale of alcohol and tobacco), it’s very likely that your teen will be exposed to the drug before that age.
Getting outside is good for kids. In fact, it’s good for everyone – children, adults and families together.
Science tells us that spending time outdoors – whether hiking in the mountains, losing ourselves in the reflections of crystal clear lakes, visiting local parks, or walking or biking community trails– helps both our bodies and brains.
To truly share my first impression of Wood’s Homes, I have to step back ten years. In September 2008, I was 14 years old, and I tagged along with my dad for a Day of Caring at the Parkdale Campus to re-paint the rooms in the cottages. At the time, I had no concept of what Wood’s Homes was, or the work that the agency was doing, but throughout the day I learned, quite quickly, that the experiences I had growing up were very different than the experiences of the clients.