Global Calgary has partnered with four local charities this December to highlight the important roles they play in helping those in need.
The organization offers 40 different programs and services to its youth clients, including specialized employment learning for those who are homeless.
Communications manager Sylvia MacIver says staff help clients build resumes, prepare for interviews and learn how to budget money.
Former Wood’s Homes client Des Levesconte found hope and empowerment through the culinary program offered at Wood’s Homes.
She is now in her first year of studies at Mount Royal University, hoping to one day provide support similar to what she received.
Levesconte says she is thankful for the space provided at Wood’s Homes, where she gained the confidence necessary to find her current successes.
With over 500 staff supporting the mental health of young people in Calgary, Strathmore and Lethbridge, Wood’s Homes has not missed a step during the pandemic.
MacIver says virtual therapy and counselling on Wood’s Homes’ website allows for continued community mental health services.
If you would like to donate to Wood’s Homes, you can visit WoodsHomes.ca.