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 $10 million over three 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 October 9, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.
Thank you for all involved in the Theshold Painting Party! What a fun time the volunteers had, and all for helping future transitional youth in the Greater Victoria area.
Threshold House, our newest home, will open this September 1st, and the preparations are well on it’s way, including this past Saturday’s painting party. Staff & volutneers have been renovating & painting busily at Threshold House this month, and we are looking for all the help we can get.
For more details, please read the Times Colonists article by reporter Sarah Petrescu linked below —
Home Depot team arriving at home for vulnerable youth
Home Depot Associates appeared on July 12 at a new Threshold facility under renovation. With military organization, the Home Depot team brought along 40 volunteers from Victoria, Duncan and Vancouver to do a “painting-blitz.” The new house, located in Oak Bay (Victoria) is over 6000 square feet with 8 self-contained living units, a commercial size kitchen and common areas.
These amazing volunteers painted all the rooms in just under 5 hours! Organized by Cameron Rundell and Brendon Campbell with the help of Deanne Pickering, Jason Handley and “Captain Morgan,” this amazing team were organized into sma
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness has released a policy brief where we make the case that there is now an opportunity for the Government of Canada to work with community partners to address youth homelessness in a much more strategic and effective manner.
You don’t see many homeless high school students spending the night on the street, because they do not want to be stigmatized. So instead, they couch surf, stay in shelters, and struggle to finish school.
Recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics used data collected from 49 studies with a total of 13,559 participants from 24 countries, including 21 developing countries to show that poverty was the main reason for youth homelessness in developing countries and family conflict was the main reason in developed countries.
Youth delinquency is not a majoy cause of youth homelessness as commonly believed.
For the CBC News Report on this study, click here.
If you’ve lived in Victoria any length of time then you are familiar with Thrifty Foods, their generous giving and support in our community and the Smile Card Fundraising Program. Threshold Housing Society is very happy to be a long time recipient of this outstanding program.
Youth needing housing will beneﬁt from a partnership between Oak Bay United Church and Threshold Housing Society.
There was some exciting news this week for those dealing with young people who need safe, supportive housing in Victoria. Oak Bay United Church and Threshold Housing Society announced that they are planning on joining forces to create eight new housing units for homeless youth.
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