SPECIAL EVENT!

 

Join Threshold Housing for a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bastion Square to Shine A Light On Youth! Our goal is to light the largest tree in Bastion Square with 10,000 lights. There will be live music, the radio station Ocean 98.5, and free hot chocolate! This will take place on November 25th from 1-4pm! We encourage everyone to come down with their friends and family to gather and let youth in this region know that there is a community supporting them!

We will have Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps ‘flip the switch’ to turn on the lights at 4pm!

If you want to get more involved – We are asking members of our community to make a donation and buy a light to support programming that helps prevent youth from becoming homeless. For every $10 donation a bulb will be lit on the tree. We hope to sell 10-thousand bulbs before November 25th. These funds will assist us in providing transitional programming and affordable, safe and secure housing for youth who are at risk of becoming homeless. Help Shine A Light on Youth Today!

Our Condolences to the Family of Steve Morden

Our condolences to the family of Steve Morden.

“Steve passed away peacefully at home on September 11th, 2017. He led an interesting life doing a great variety of jobs, often helping those less advantaged, including youth support work and with the Attorney General as a probation officer.”

We want to thank Steve Morden for the incredible work he did with youth and for including us in his memorial donations.

To read more about Steve Morden please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?pid=186654388

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

Bless This House – Anglican Diocesan Post Celebrates New Beginnings at Threshold House

Anglican Diocesan Post - Threshold House Blessing

Bless This House

By Gillian Hoyer

As many of us were chalking our doors and praying for our homes and churches in the days around Epiphany, another important house blessing was occurring in the diocese. On January 4, Bishop Logan McMenamie presided at the blessing of Threshold House, the fourth and newest home opened in Victoria by the Threshold Housing Society (see November 2016 issue of The Diocesan Post for more about the Grand Opening).

A ministry of the Diocese of British Columbia, the first of Threshold Housing Society’s homes was opened 25 years ago. Through the faithful giving of Anglicans to “Anglicans in Mission” (and later to the “Anglican Appeal”), our diocese was able to hire Church Army chaplain, Rick Sandberg. Together, Rick Sandberg and a group of concerned Anglican parishioners in the Greater Victoria region provided the inspiration for establishing Threshold Housing Society.

Because of this strong relationship with the Diocese of British Columbia, each of Threshold’s houses has been blessed by the bishop. Bishop Barry Jenks remembers blessing Threshold’s first house, Mitchell House for young men, when it opened in 1992. He was also there for the opening and blessing of Threshold’s second house, Holly House for young women, which opened in 1997. Bishop Logan blessed the third house, Forrest House, upon its opening in 2014.

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