Onward & Upward: Our Flight Path to Excellence
It's been quite a year at Wood's Homes. We invite you to read our 2017 - 2018 Annual Report and join us as we reach for the stars!
Check out what we’ve been up to in our latest editions of Goods on Wood’s and UpWords!
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, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.
No problem is too big or too small. We are here to help. Always.
In the realm of human services, we have the simultaneous challenge and benefit of working in a field in its relative infancy. We can look back at our foundations and see (perhaps more than most other sciences) just how far we have come in the last century. Furthermore, the subject of our science and work is constantly changing — western civilization and the people who live in it are very different from how they were even a couple of decades ago.
Last month, I talked about the importance of instilling a sense of home in our children that they can carry with them throughout their lives. This month, I’ve been thinking about some of the ways in which separation can be a rite of passage for children (and their parents) resulting in positive feelings of independence and self-esteem, while still invoking a sense of connection.
Ever wonder what the true definition of a great partnership is? At Wood’s Homes, we think we know the answer – a mix of commitment, support, hard work and great chemistry. These are the ingredients we share with our friends at Vermilion Energy, whose staff demonstrated their passion for our work once again at a recent Day of Caring!