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Threshold Saves Lives Through Self-Worthshops

You know the story of homeless youth. Now this is what happens after they find help from Threshold Housing Society’s Self-Worthshops.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to NOT have a roof over your head in the cold wet winter?  What if you had no warm soft bed to go to when it’s dark at end of the day?  Some of these youth don’t have to imagine — they’ve lived without homes, without that safe harbour.  The unlucky ones are still on the street or couchsurfing; the lucky ones found Threshold.  Here is what self-worth & stability really means for these homeless youth —

… Now that you’ve seen the video.  Imaging seeing these young faces looking up at you from a corner on the downtown street, begging.  What would their lives be like then?  What are their lives now with Threshold?

Sharing Stories: Threshold Housing Society — Mitchell House 2014

It was the night before Christmas, and all through the Scots Motel, many creatures were stirring: not only the mice. Skinny teenager Miles Winter was stirring also, or rather tossing and turning sleeplessly. The motel’s roaches were the worst when you felt them on your face, but at least they were silent. It was the scurrying sound of the mice that actually kept Miles awake, even on Christmas Eve, when everyone was supposed to be in a deep sleep dreaming of all they’d be waking up to…

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Forrest House is Blessed & Thank you VICR!

Anglican Bishop Logan McMenamie giving blessing, accompanied by Cowichan Elder Bob Nye.

Forrest House is indeed full of blessings. On Saturday, December 6th, 2014, Bishop Logan McMenamie of the Anglican Diocese of BC gave a blessing for Forrest House, accompanied by Cowichan Elder Bob Nye who also gave his words of wisdom & blessing.

Friends & staff of Threshold Housing Society participated in the blessing, singing out loud in response after Bishop Logan spoke words of peace, warmth and strength filled with positive energy. The small crowd followed the Bishop, circling the house, visiting each room, spreading peace & joy.

Come to “17 Stories” by Bema Productions — Proceeds Goes to Threshold Housing Society

Bema Productions will be donating all proceeds currently from the live play “17 Stories” that opens at St. Matthias Church Hall this Sunday, January 11, at 2:00pm.

“17 Stories”
Bema Productions, in cooperation with St. Matthias, is pleased to announce a special performance of “17 Stories” by award-winning Canadian playwright, Caroline Russell-King.  This 85-minute contemporary drama is based on a series of interviews addressing and exploring personal loss as the lead character falls 17 stories from the roof of a high rise.  Despite the adult subject matter, the script incorporates many moments of humour.  Tickets ($10) are available from the office (250-598-2833), or at the door, with proceeds to the Threshold Housing Society.

See further details on the backgrounder following the poster.

Threshold and HeroWork Receive Honourable Mention in the BC Legislature

On October 8, Carole James, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill, introduced the staff of both HeroWork and Threshold to the Legislative Assembly. She went on to mention the importance of the work done by both agencies, especially the community effort of HeroWork to achieve such a complicated goal as the renovation of Forrest House in such a short time.  Her comments are below:


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 (Afternoon Sitting) (Draft Transcript Only)