Community Supports More Housing for Youth in Greater Victoria

Home Depot supports Youth Housing

Left to right: Jo-Ann Roberts, Dennis Anholt, Threshold Board Chair, Brendon Campbell and
Deanne Pickering from Home Depot, and Mark Muldoon, Executive Director of Threshold Housing.

One of the best ways to solve homelessness is to prevent people from becoming homelessness in the first place, and that’s what we do at Threshold,” says Mark Muldoon the Executive Director of Threshold Housing Society. Threshold provides supportive housing for youth age 16-24.

Threshold Housing Society is in the midst of a fund raising campaign to raise $100,000 for renovations to a new project which will provide housing for youth at risk of becoming homeless. The campaign is called 100 Doors of Opportunity. Thanks to a major donation of $30,000 from Home Depot, $20,000 from a private donor and $7,000 from individual donors the campaign has reached more than half its goal.

Preventing Homelessness Before It Starts – Times Colonist

The following op-ed piece appeared in the Times Colonist on April 27, 2016 by Mark Muldoon, Executive Director of Threshold

 

I applaud Beth Sayles’ courage to speak out about her childhood tragedy and for adding her name to the growing list of advocates calling for more help for those with mental-health challenges (“Out of a horrific past comes a quest to help those with mental illness,” April 22).

The recent release of the Final Report: Child and Youth Mental Health in British Columbia — Concrete Actions for Systemic Change by the province’s Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is a welcome sign of hope to youth in the province.

Paying it Forward – Love as Legacy

Diocesan Post April 2016 Planned Giving for Threshold Housing

Can Threshold Housing be a part of Planned Giving?

Mark Muldoon, Executive
Director of Threshold Housing
The Rev. Michael Hemmings

Rarely have I met anyone, among many age groups, who doesn’t want to believe that their life has meaning. We are sometimes assailed by a gnawing doubt that our lives have meant very little. This is true especially of many seniors who, despite the fact they may have raised a family and had a successful career, feel empty.

Measuring ourselves in our senior years is complex. We count our blessings differently, depending on how we learned to count and what to count. However, the quest for meaning doesn’t seem to grow old with us. It remains inside as a type of eternal calling, asking us questions and even making us feel uncomfortable at times.Planned Giving for Threshold Housing Victoria BC

Study Confirms Causes for Youth Homelessness Worldwide

 

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.

Thrifty’s Smile Card = Food and More for Youth!

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.

How it works:Thrifty Foods Smile Card Program

  1. Get a Thrifty’s Smile Card from Threshold
  2. Do your regular shopping at any Thrifty Foods
  3. Present your Smile Card when you pay
  4. Enjoy knowing that 5% of your purchase has gone towards supporting youth!

News Release: On the Threshold of more housing for homeless youth

Housing for homeless youth

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.

 

Threshold receives BC Grant for crime prevention

A Civil Forfeiture Grant has been awarded to Threshold Housing through the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office. This funding is designed to assist BC organizations with preventing violence against women and youth crime.

This grant funding will combat the crime of violence against women and other crimes in B.C. communities by offering financial support to many community-based programs that can make a difference in the lives of thousands of British Columbians. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton

Our funding has been ear-marked as At-Risk Youth Engagement and will focus on our lifeskills programs, specifically our “self-worthshops”. These workshops take place several times a week and aim to increase self-esteem, safety, inclusion, and connectedness among youth.

Sign up to receive updates from Threshold Housing Society