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Positive Changes

We have an exciting announcement!

One statement we often heard from the youth at THS is that the logo and brand did not accurately depict their experience in the program. The youth mentioned that they are a part of an empowering safe community at Threshold, where they have made new friends, shared a lot of laughs, challenged themselves, and learnt new skills, and when they looked at the logo it didn’t portray their experience.

Well, we definitely heard their feedback and want to announce that we officially have a new logo and brand! Our new brand and logo represents diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity under one roof. It celebrates difference and captures the strength of coming to together to form a community. The upwards arrow in this logo signifies positive changes and brighter futures for the youth we serve. We’re excited to start off a new season with a brand of which the youth, staff, and board can be proud.

Help us spread the news by sharing our posts on social media! @ThsVic

READY OR NOT: AGING OUT OF CARE

The livestream event

Threshold Housing Society is hosting a livestream event to highlight aging out of care, a critical social issue impacting our community on May 7th, 2019 at the Sunset Labs in Victoria, BC from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

The event will bring together advocates, researchers, people with lived experience, and community leaders from the youth sector who will give brief presentations from their experience as well as participate in a facilitated panel discussion.

Through this discussion, we hope to inform our community on the recommendations and solutions researchers and advocates encourage, that will bring positive changes to our system and for youth aging out of care.

EXPERT PANELISTS

READY OR NOT: AGING OUT OF CARE

In British Columbia, when a youth in foster care turns 19 years old they lose access to essential support services, such as their housing, social worker, mental health services, and financial support. They age out of care, whether they are ready or not!

Through the work we do at THS, we found that many people in our community are not fully aware of the difficult transition youth in care face when aging out.

From April 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2019, Threshold Housing Society is bringing awareness to the issue of youth aging out of foster care through the Ready or Not – Aging out of Care campaign.

SILK ROAD TEA GIFT BOX

This Christmas, we are Shining a Light on Youth Homelessness. We believe that every youth in our community deserves a safe place to call home. We hope to spread awareness of what we do to support at-risk and vulnerable youth in our community, and raise funds to support our program through our Christmas campaign.

How can you help? We have partnered with Silk Road Tea to create a ’12 Days’ of tea gift box that you can gift to a loved one this holiday season! The tea boxes are available to purchase for $20.00 by visiting our office at 1524 Fort Street, emailing us at assist@thresholdhousing.ca, or calling us at 250-383-8830. These make the perfect gift during the holiday season and all proceeds come to Threshold Housing!

THANK YOU GARRICK’S HEAD!

Throughout the Month of November 2018 you can go to Garrick’s Head and treat yourself to a Stanley Park Brewing Beer and proceeds come to THS. (Must be 19+)

THANK YOU DARCY’S DOWNTOWN!

Throughout the Month of November 2018 you can go to Darcy’s Downtown and treat yourself to a Stanley Park Brewing Beer and proceeds come to THS. (Must be 19+)

2018 Point in Time Count

“Nearly half of respondents (48.3%) had their first experience of homelessness under the age of 24 – 41.0% were 18 and under.” We want to thank the volunteers and Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria for putting together this data. This information is so important because it allows us to spread awareness of the who, the why, and what it will take to #EndYouthHomelessness. For instance, in the 2018 Point in Time Count “youth identified conflict with a parent or guardian as the top reason for housing loss.” Which is why safe and stable housing for youth is vital.

How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to ending youth
homelessness, pledging to invest $20 million over five years through The
Orange Door Project. This initiative will give homeless youth the housing,
support and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national
fundraising campaign. From now until June 24, The Home Depot customers
can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

All funds raised at the Langford & Saanich Home Depot store
during the campaign will support Threshold Housing.