Fostering community at Wood’s Homes

By Chelsea Aikman, Wood’s Homes Foster Care Support Worker

On any given day, Wood’s Homes works with 45 foster families, each supported through our network that many describe as “one big family.”

Each of these families come to us from various backgrounds with different perspectives and strengths. However, despite these differences, they all share one thing in common – they’ve chosen to foster through Wood’s Homes and for that, we are grateful.

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Crossing the River: How Stepping Stones supported my journey

By Angie Chinguwo, Wood’s Homes Youth & Family Counsellor

As a little girl, I used to live in a rural community called Chihota in Zimbabwe, Africa. When going to school, I would pass through a river which looked very scary for a small child. As afraid as I was, the fear would disappear the moment I would see the stepping stones I used to get to cross. They’d ease my discomfort, helping me safely move from one bank to the other.

Here I am, 20 years later having found a different kind of stepping stone; I am now a Youth & Family Counsellor at Stepping Stones Youth Services in Fort McMurray, a safe place for young people seeking safety and support.

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