Victoria Foundation visits

In August, 2011, Threshold Housing was pleased to welcome Ms.  Sandra Richardson, CEO, Muriel Neale, Community Advisor, Marg Rose, Director of Community Initiatives and Grants from the Victoria Foundation.   Together with board and staff members, Ms. Neale and Ms. Richardson toured both Mitchell House and Holly House.  We are pleased to announce our “Youth Gap-Funding Proposal” was generously provided by an “Anonymous Donor” through The Victoria Foundation.

 

Often when a youth arrives at Threshold, they are waiting to secure funding from either a third-party or assistance from the ministry.  Youth-Gap Funding helps the youth for 2- 3 months in providing monies for rent and food until their funding sources comes through.  Since December 2010 three of our residents have used this funding. Thank You!

Farewell to Marion Little

On August 18, 2010, the Threshold family bade farewell to Marion Little, Threshold’s Executive Director since 2007. Marion was instrumental in setting a more professional agenda for the Society, hiring competent supervisors and staff, negotiating funding from the ministry, and building a profile of Threshold in the community.  Marion remains an Associate Canon with the Anglican Diocese and provides numerous Non-Violent Communication workshops throughout the year to various agencies.  She is presently the interim Executive Director with the Oaklands Community Centre in Victoria.  Marion continues to keep in contact with Threshold, advocating for at-risk youth.  Many, many thanks Marion!

Marion Little accepts a hand-stitched quilt from Board Director, Richard Couch. The quilts are provided to each resident upon leaving a Threshold house. They symbolize the wish that each youth finds a safe sanctuary to call home, filled with warmth and hope. Marion excelled in making this ritual a memorable one for many departing youths.

 

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