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12 Days Of Tea Gift Boxes

We have partnered with Silk Road Tea to create the perfect gift box and it includes 12 different flavours of tea. These make the perfect gift for the holiday season. Gift boxes are $20.00 each and all proceeds come to Threshold Housing and help us be able to continue providing safe housing, support services, and community to at risk youth.

The 12 Silk Road tea flavours include: Angelwater, Berry Victoria, Beau-tea-ful Skincare, English Breakfast, Express Chai, Imperial Earl Grey, Jade Spring, London Fog, Philosophers Brew, Quench, Sour Cherry, Winter Warrior.

You can now purchase them online by clicking here.

Shine a Light on Youth Homelessness

Happy November! Starting today until December 31st, Threshold Housing Society is Shining a Light on Youth Homelessness.

In our region, there are more than 150 youth experiencing homelessness, with countless more couch surfing or living in unsafe housing situations. We believe that every youth deserves a safe home. We hope to spread awareness of the youth homelessness crisis occurring in our community and to raise funds so that we can continue to provide safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth.

Finding a Safe Home With Pride

Youth experience homelessness for many reasons, one of the most common reasons is family violence and conflict, where youth flee their homes to protect themselves. The 2018 Point in Time Count found that conflict with a parent/guardian was the top reason for housing loss among youth. Through July 1st to September 30th, 2019, Threshold Housing is highlighting the detrimental impact violence and abuse in the home can have on youth, especially on their ability to build healthy habits, continue their education, and have a positive self-image. Studies show that there is an overrepresentation of LGBTQ2S+ youth in those fleeing from violence and abuse in the home and experiencing homelessness. At Threshold, this is the narrative we find to be true among youth we serve, which is why we are dedicating this campaign to celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ youth in our community. 💙💚💛🧡❤️🌈🏳️‍🌈 #FindingASafeHomeWithPride

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Positive Changes

We have an exciting announcement!

One statement we often heard from the youth at THS is that the logo and brand did not accurately depict their experience in the program. The youth mentioned that they are a part of an empowering safe community at Threshold, where they have made new friends, shared a lot of laughs, challenged themselves, and learnt new skills, and when they looked at the logo it didn’t portray their experience.

Well, we definitely heard their feedback and want to announce that we officially have a new logo and brand! Our new brand and logo represents diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity under one roof. It celebrates difference and captures the strength of coming to together to form a community. The upwards arrow in this logo signifies positive changes and brighter futures for the youth we serve. We’re excited to start off a new season with a brand of which the youth, staff, and board can be proud.

Help us spread the news by sharing our posts on social media! @ThsVic

READY OR NOT: AGING OUT OF CARE

The livestream event

Threshold Housing Society is hosting a livestream event to highlight aging out of care, a critical social issue impacting our community on May 7th, 2019 at the Sunset Labs in Victoria, BC from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

The event will bring together advocates, researchers, people with lived experience, and community leaders from the youth sector who will give brief presentations from their experience as well as participate in a facilitated panel discussion.

Through this discussion, we hope to inform our community on the recommendations and solutions researchers and advocates encourage, that will bring positive changes to our system and for youth aging out of care.

EXPERT PANELISTS

READY OR NOT: AGING OUT OF CARE

In British Columbia, when a youth in foster care turns 19 years old they lose access to essential support services, such as their housing, social worker, mental health services, and financial support. They age out of care, whether they are ready or not!

Through the work we do at THS, we found that many people in our community are not fully aware of the difficult transition youth in care face when aging out.

From April 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2019, Threshold Housing Society is bringing awareness to the issue of youth aging out of foster care through the Ready or Not – Aging out of Care campaign.