Wood’s Homes says thank you to our community!
Wood’s Homes Foundation received overwhelming support from our community and local business supporters in 2020. This support was so important in helping us raise much needed funds for Wood’s Homes programs and services, as well as increasing awareness about the importance of mental health and the resources available for those who need help.
To learn more about how local business and individuals can support Wood’s Homes, click 'Read More'.
Wood's Homes Journal: COVID-19 Special Issue
The COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact on mental health services in Canada.
In this special edition of the Wood's Homes Journal, we examine what Wood’s Homes staff learned about innovations to service delivery for children, youth and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how best practices will be informed by these innovations in the future.
Click ‘Read More’ to read the full journal.
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 600 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.
I found out I was pregnant on July 27, 2020.
My husband, Dylan, and I had never been so excited – after 11 years together, we were finally taking the next step in our journey as a couple and becoming parents. At that time, it appeared as though the global COVID-19 pandemic was slowing down – active case numbers were low, provincial restrictions were lifted and life was pretty much the same as it was before the pandemic (aside from the face masks, of course). Yes, we knew that COVID-19 was still here and could potentially be around for many months to come; however, many of the fears and anxieties we had in the spring were slowly disappearing as we saw case numbers decline.
If you remember the last entry in this series, I spoke about how using a substance is a negative maladaptive strategy to cope with trauma.
Now that we’re in our second lockdown, many of us may be thinking about some of the things we’ve given up over the past year – hugging friends and family members, meeting a child born during the lockdown or celebrating the life of a loved one who passed away – and for some, it may be a long list.
This blog post is result of a conversation had between Tye Rhyno, Indigenous Liaison at Wood’s Homes, and Elder John Crier from Maskwacis, Samson Cree Nation, around Valentine’s Day. It shares knowledge on self-love, love for your children, love for your partner and love for your community. We acknowledge the impact of colonization on Indigenous families and the loss of traditional teachings, and that finding new pathways requires access to knowledge, with the understanding that we can integrate new teachings at any point along our journey.