The Safe Housing for Youth program (SHY) was initiated by the Threshold Housing Society in May 2012. With the help of local grants from Coast Capital Savings, Victoria Real Estate Board, and Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, the Society was able to hire a SHY coordinator (Tara Skobel). Her first task was to help negotiate program agreements with adult subsidizing-housing providers to provide 1-2 units dedicated to housing youth (16-24 years of age) at an affordable rate. By September the program was housing 5 youth with the hope of housing 3 more by December. To learn more, watch the following Vital People clip created by Veronica Cooper of CHEK-TV under the auspices of the Victoria Foundation. The original clip was aired October 28 on CHEK-TV. For more information see our website. (Also, see side bar to view clip).