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Fall 2020 UpWords Newsletter

UpWords continues the tradition of sharing uplifting Never Give Up stories that you have made possible through your support. Thanks to you, children, youth and families are getting help when they need it most, especially during this time of heightened stress and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. 

To read the Wood's Homes Foundation's Fall 2020 UpWords Newsletter, click 'Read More'. 


Eastside Community Mental Health Services are now available at the new Wellness Desk located in the Central Library (Room 3-19A, 800 3 Street SE). The Wellness Desk will provide any Library visitor with free mental health and addictions support, information and referral to services.

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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.

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Celebrating the dedication and commitment of our foster families

In Alberta, October is recognized as a month to appreciate our Foster and Kinship Caregivers for their commitment to going above and beyond in meeting the needs of the children placed in their care.

Wood’s Homes Foster Care Network is honored to recognize 34 dedicated foster homes that have helped support up to 80 children in 2020.

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Clients and staff respond: What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving 2020 feels different this year – for all of us. COVID-19 has moved us to think about life in different ways and to count our blessings just a little more. What tops our ‘Be Thankful’ list here at Wood’s Homes is the joy we get working with children, youth and families, the support we receive from our loyal and generous community, and our ability to continue the work of our founder, Reverend George Wood. 

In the spirit of the season, we decided to ask our clients and staff what they are thankful for. Click 'Read More' to hear what they had to say.

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Orange Shirt Day: How it began and how we recognize it today

Today we acknowledge the inter-generational impacts on all Indigenous families from the residential and day schools throughout Canada. 

We welcome the knowledge and wisdom from our Elders who come to support our children and families. The opportunities to ground, anchor, and instill a sense of belonging to a rich and diverse culture that comes from these lands. We acknowledge that ‘Every Child Matters’ – all of their uniqueness and vibrant ways of being. 

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