Topic: Community

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

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.

Home Depot Volunteers and Associates Give Youth a Hand Up

May 14, 2014 — With paintbrushes in hand, eight members of the Saanich Home Depot team descended upon Mitchell house this week. Under the direction of Darcy Lockhart, the group professionally painted exterior portions of the house and some interior rooms as well.

Last year, Threshold Housing Society was the recipient of support through Home Depot’s “Buy a Hammer and Build a Community Campaign.” This year, we are again excited to be partnering with them in the “Orange Door Campaign.” Both campaigns were created with the purpose of addressing youth homelessness.

We are also grateful for a grant last year from The Home Depot Canada Foundation that went toward much needed upgrades at Holly House. Home Depot is an excellent corporate citizen that thinks and acts locally. Their area associates and volunteers have heart and a lot of expertise in home repair.

Way to go guys and gals! Thank you so much!

Colliers International Comes to the Aid of At-Risk Youth

Jan 21, 2014 — Colliers International has been a part of the Victoria community since 1975. The firm is one of the leading commercial real estate companies in the world, with 500 offices worldwide. In Victoria alone, they manage 1.8 million square feet of commercial property.

In September of 2013, the Board of The Colliers Cares Foundation selected the Threshold Housing Society as the recipient of funds raised by the Foundation in 2013. The initiative was led by Linda Ryder of the Foundation and close to 30 Victoria office staff members participated in the funding drive.

Threshold is so grateful for The Colliers Cares Foundation support. The donation will go directly to supporting life-skills programs offered to all youth we house. The programs are based on self-worth and self-esteem building as the key to breaking down barriers to success — from learning proper hygiene to avoiding negative behaviours. This program receives no funding from either civic, provincial or federal sources. It is entirely dependent on private donations and companies like Colliers International that sees the value in investing in youth today who will form our community — and our world — tomorrow.

Our heartfelt thanks to Linda Ryder and the wonderful staff of Collier International (Victoria) for considering at-risk youth an important part of the community and offering them the help they need to realize their potential and achieve their dreams!