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ChekTV News: Herowork Renovates for Threshold Housing Society

ChekTV News aired this clip on August 11th, 2014.

Herowork founder, Paul Latour, is calling for volunteers to help renovate the four-plex donated to Threshold Housing Society.  The renovation project will start September 19th, with the big reveal on October 5th.  The building will be used to house youth at risk of becoming homeless.

Celebrate Peace Day 2014

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world on September 21 each year.  It’s a day devoted to promoting peace, within and among all nations & peoples.

This year’s Peace Day theme is “Rights of Peoples to Peace”, to recognize the 30th United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace.

There are several local events listed in http://internationaldayofpeace.org/ for anyone interested in participating in the celebration of Peace Day 2014.

GET INVOLVED: HeroWork NEEDS OUR HELP

On September 19th, Paul Latour and HeroWork will work his magic to make our community a better place to live by encouraging community involvement.

In June of this year, HeroWork took on the task of renovating a recently gifted apartment building that Threshold Housing will use to house youth at-risk of becoming homeless.  The renovation process is “radical” in that Paul uses vast community resources, volunteers,  local trades and professionals to engage in a very intense renovation of the property in less than two weeks (3 weekends).  The property will be put up to code, furnished and made user-ready.  Paul calls the process a modern version of barn-raising.

His goal is not just to help homeless youth, but give community members – you and I – the opportunity to get involved in a grassroots project that makes a vital contribution to fellow citizens.

If you haven’t already, please go to HeroWork and choose how you wish to support this fantastic project. Here are the dates to get involved and make a difference:

Youth Wrapped in the Warmth of “Blankets for Canada”

The wonderful ladies at Blankets for Canada contacted us & donated their beautiful works to our youth.  Here, four of our youth are beaming with gratitude for the warmth from Blankets for Canada.  It is such thoughtful support that helps to heal many wounds carried by adolescences who feel marginalized by their early life experiences.  Thank you Blankets for Canada for bringing joy into the world, one blanket at a time!

Victoria Apartment Building Donated to House Homeless Youth

July 31st, 2014 — Ms. Sarah Petrescu published the following article in the July 31st edition of the Times Colonist newspaper, titled “Victoria apartment building donated to house homeless youth“. The following is an excerpt:

An anonymous donor has given a $725,000 Victoria apartment complex to the region’s homeless youth.

With four two-bedroom units, the apartment building on Davie Street in the South Jubilee neighbourhood will be the subject of a massive community makeover in September.

“The donor, who approached us, has worked with children and youth and understands how important stable housing is for them,” said Mark Muldoon, executive director of Threshold Housing Society.

Victoria apartment building donated to house homeless youth

On July 31st, 2014, Ms. Sarah Petrescu, published the following article in the Times Colonist newspaper, titled Victoria apartment building donated to house homeless youth“.  The following is an excerpt:

An anonymous donor has given a $725,000 Victoria apartment complex to the region’s homeless youth.

With four two-bedroom units, the apartment building on Davie Street in the South Jubilee neighbourhood will be the subject of a massive community makeover in September.

Threshold Receives Generous Donation of Four-plex Apartment Building

The Threshold Housing Society (ths)— which provides long-term transitional housing for youth at risk of becoming homelessness— is honoured to announce that we are the recipient of a very generous donation which will enable us to extend our service to youth.

In June of this year, an anonymous donor transferred title of a four unit apartment building to the Society.  The property will be used to increase our units in the Safe Housing for Youth (SHY) program, as well as provide office space for staff of the SHY program and life-skills.

The building is located in the South Jubilee area and the Society is grateful for the support and endorsement of the South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association.