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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

Threshold at the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade

Threshold Housing Society is delighted to be participating in the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade.
Join us at this community event!

Information regarding the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade:
Date: June 3, 2017
Begins: 10:30 AM

For more information: http://www.oakbayteaparty.com/parade

Free! Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Symposium

Free! Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Symposium
Thursday, September 24, 2015,
9:30 am to 3:00 pm

First Metropolitan United Church Hall, 932 Balmoral Road at Quadra.  Entry to Hall off Balmoral.  Parking is limited.
No cost.  Registration includes refreshments and lunch.

Through speakers, panels and films, participants will gain an understanding of these issues in Victoria and will learn what resources are available.  This event will appeal to youth workers, counsellors, students, those who work with immigrants and refugees, service clubs and individuals who would like to learn more.

Confirmed presenters: Mobile Youth Support Team (MYST) Constable; Pacific Centre Family Services CRED project; RCMP Film; Children of the Street Society, Coquitlam; Deborah’s Gate, Vancouver; BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons; Victoria Boys and Girls Club; (PEERS), and others.

Registration: eventbrite.ca/event/17697083453

Ending Adult Homelessness, One Youth at a Time

The following Op-ed piece appeared in the Times Colonist,  Victoria, BC, July 17, 2015

Our homes are important to us not only because of the equity they provide financially, but because they are places where we feel safe and where we find joy in building a nurturing space for our loved ones. If, through some catastrophic event such as an earthquake, our houses should disappear, we would feel devastated, lost and forlorn.

As a recent editorial in the Times Colonist made note, this catastrophic event has already happened to hundreds of youth in our community who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Most are living precariously by couch-surfing or crowding into an overpriced apartment or living in a car. They might be escaping some form of abuse; they might have been abandoned; they might be involved in an intractable family conflict.

To be homeless, something has gone wrong in their young lives and they are running scared while trying to put on a brave face. Most had no control over the situations that pushed them into homelessness.