$3.1 MILLION GIFT WILL TRANSFORM SERVICES TO YOUTH AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS

November 15, 2022

$3.1 MILLION GIFT WILL TRANSFORM SERVICES TO YOUTH AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS

Victoria, BC

Clint and Carole Forster have honoured Threshold Housing Society with a $3.1 million gift that will transform Threshold Housing‘s ability to support youth-at-risk of homelessness. The gift, totaling $3.1 million dollars, has allowed Threshold to pay the mortgage on their Supportive Recovery Program property in Victoria and will allow them to complete the purchase of Threshold House in Oak Bay.

Shine Brighter on Giving Tuesday

On November 29, Threshold Housing Society will participate in the 10th annnual Giving Tuesday Canada. Giving Tuesday is the charitable sector’s response to Black Thursday. It is a day to show our gratitude for all the support we receive, and to deepen our relationships with community as we head into the full blast of the holiday season.

Illuminating youth homelessness with “Shine a Light”

Since 2017, Shine a Light on Youth has helped raise funds and awareness of the work that Threshold Housing Society does in to end youth homelessness and prevent adult homelessness. Once again this year, we are proud to offer the highest-quality teas from Silk Road in a gorgeous Threshold Housing Society tea box. The $20 price if each box comes in full to Threshold Housing as we continue to expand our housing and support services for youth.

Gerry Howell Jones

Our team at Threshold wants to send our deepest condolences to the Jones’ family. Gerry Howell Jones was one of the founders of Threshold Housing and it would be an understatement to mention the significant impact he had here. We will continue our work with Gerry in our thoughts.

Youth Harm Reduction Keynote & Panel Discussion

On June 16th, 2022, Threshold Housing society hosted a keynote speaking event and panel discussion on youth harm reduction. We invited experts, people with lived experience, and researchers to help share knowledge, reduce stigma, and inform discourse on youth harm reduction practices. The keynote speaker for this event was Guy Felicella and panelists included B. C’s Representative for Children and Youth Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth, Dr. Bernie Pauly, and more. The goal of the event was to highlight harm reduction as a strategy to save lives and enable progress toward healing and recovery.
You can watch the recording below.

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