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Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 25, 2023 - team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good...because it’s cold out there.

You can raise funds for our Inglewood Opportunity Hub in Calgary and The CORE: Emergency Youth Shelter in Lethbridge.

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We are hiring!

Wood’s Homes is hiring Therapeutic Foster Caregivers (Home Fire Keepers) for our Therapeutic Foster Care Program in Calgary, Cold Lake, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Lac La Biche. 

As a Home Fire Keeper, you will tend to the emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive development of children and youth through a cultural lens. You will be fully supported by a team of specialists, Elders, knowledge-keepers and a clinician.

Click here to learn more and apply.

 

Welcome to Wood's Homes.

We are a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth, and families with mental health challenges. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.

Our 500 staff provide more than 40 programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, and Lac La Biche.

Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized as a knowledge and training centre. We are accredited by Accreditation Canada which has awarded us with Exemplary Standing three times.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to us by calling 403-299-9699.

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Let's Talk

Since 2011, #BellLetsTalk has been used and promoted over 1 billion times to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health. Every last Wednesday of January, you may have noticed your social media platforms filled with messages of support for those who struggle with their mental health.

Most of the messages are heart-warming, thought-provoking and insightful. I found myself wishing how great it would be if this was everyone’s response to mental health struggles year-round. Imagine if we lived in world where it was comfortable to say, “I’m having a hard time with my thoughts” or, “I feel so stuck”.

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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a term coined by a psychologist in the early 2000s for a marketing campaign to encourage people to fly south in January. Go on vacation to make all your worries and sadness go away.  

But the truth is…mental health is year-round.  

Every day can have its struggles and its frustrations. Having good mental health year-round means you have strong coping strategies in place as everyday problems pop up. And that you know who to talk to when your coping strategies are maxed out, or when a something devastating happens to you or your family – such as a significant illness or a death of a loved one. 

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Addictions Awareness Week: A Community of Caring

It's National Addictions Awareness Week (November 20-26, 2022). This year's theme, A Community of Caring, is about collaborating as a community to make meaningful changes for and help those with problematic substance use or who have a substance use disorder.

 

Being in an active addiction can be lonely and isolating. Many people feel shame and guilt about their addiction, and do not feel comfortable or safe to reach out for help. By creating professional and personal support in a holistic way, it is possible for those who struggle with addictions to feel safe enough to be unapologetically honest and open about what they need and how they feel.

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