Safe at Home with Pride, running from June 1 – July 15, is one of the most significant campaigns in the Threshold year. With youth on the sexual orientation and gender identity spectrums massively over-represented in youth homelessness, Pride season is a prime opportunity for Threshold to show the community and our youth that we create safe spaces, that they belong, and that we celebrate them.
New Director supports growth at Threshold Housing
Threshold Housing is delighted to welcome Angela McNulty-Buell to the newly-created role of Director of Housing and Support Services. McNulty-Buell has deep roots in the housing and homelessness sector on Vancouver Island, with more than two decades of work in youth support, housing creation and management, support services, and program development at every level from front-line support to strategic leadership. She is also deeply trained in leadership, including being a certified facilitator of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead training, and will lead the Housing and Program teams at Threshold.
Thank you Cordova Bay Golf Club
We want to give Cordova Bay Golf Club a shoutout for choosing Threshold Housing as their charity of choice for this golf season! Thank you so much for thinking of us. #WeLoveOurCommmunity #YouthMatter
THANK YOU SAASQUATCH!
We want to thank the fantastic team at SaaSquatch for holding an incredible event called ‘Cutthroat Gaming’ on Friday March 23 in support of Threshold Housing! We are so grateful for the excitement and enthusiasm everyone shared at the event for supporting our community. If you want to read more about the Cutthroat Gaming event click here. Thank you so much SaaSquatch for choosing Threshold Housing as your charity of choice! #WeLoveOurCommunity #YouthMatter
Recently as many of us are aware our region has been shaken up with tsunami warnings and earthquakes. Here at Threshold we want to be prepared and our dream is to have an emergency kit for each of our houses and enough to cover all the youth in the program. Not only do we see the importance of having our youth prepared but as well as our community. To do this, we are fundraising for the proceeds to cover the costs of the kits for our youth.
We have partnered with Get My Kit for our community members be able to purchase kits for a discounted rate. All you need to do is go to GetMyKit.Ca and use the coupon code: Threshold. And the discount proceeds come to Threshold Housing, which means we will be able to cover the costs of kits for the youth in our program.
All we need to do is sell 80 kits to be able to cover the costs of kits for our program. We urge our community to spread the word, whether it is in person, email, social media, or over telephone. Please let your friends and family know that between today and March 7th they can go onto the website www.Getmykit.ca/shop to get a kit at a discounted rate!
White Knight Painting Contest
Thanks to all of your support we are the top 3 finalists in the White Knight Painting contest! We are so close to having our office painted and creating a space that will motivate youth to drop by for programming. Our office not only serves a purpose for our staff members but it is a space that we encourage youth to come into to work on and accomplish their goals. It is difficult to give youth a warm welcome with a cold and uninviting office to come into. It is not too late to continue letting White Knight Painting know why they should choose Threshold Housing.
If you would like to see the other two top finalists in the White Knight Painting contest click here. We do understand how difficult this is going to be for White Knight Painting to choose as the other two finalists are very deserving as well!
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Happy New Year!
Our team at Threshold Housing wants to thank our community for the support we received in 2017. We want to thank all the people who helped us with our Shine a Light on Youth campaign during the months of November and December. From generous donors to all the individuals who showed up on event day and helped us make it a special day! We have posted photos from the Shine a Light on Youth event on November 25th when we lit up the tree in Bastion Square on our social media accounts. (Photos are also posted at the end of this post)
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We also want to thank the businesses and organizations in our community who helped us create more opportunities for youth in 2017. With the help of these businesses we are able to offer youth programming that is based off their interests. This allows youth to feel empowered and motivated to succeed. We also could not do this work without the fundraisers that are held for us. Thank you to the organizers of these events as well as the people who continuously support us by attending these events. We were also able to make the holidays special for the youth in 2017 with the help from generous community members and Coast Capital Savings. We are not able to make Threshold a home for youth without the support from our community. We truly believe it takes a village.
Fall 2017 Newsletter
Our Condolences to the Family of Steve Morden
Our condolences to the family of Steve Morden.
“Steve passed away peacefully at home on September 11th, 2017. He led an interesting life doing a great variety of jobs, often helping those less advantaged, including youth support work and with the Attorney General as a probation officer.”
We want to thank Steve Morden for the incredible work he did with youth and for including us in his memorial donations.
To read more about Steve Morden please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?pid=186654388