Want to get rid of stacked up bottles from the holiday season?
Want to do something good for your community this new year?
Come to the Threshold Bottle Drive, Saturday, January 2nd, and bring your refundable recyclings.
You can donate them to the Threshold Bottle Drive to help support youth who are at risk of becoming homeless in your community!
Threshold Bottle Drive Date: Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 Time: 9am~11am Location: St. Matthias Church Parking Lot (600 Richmond Ave @ Richardson)
Initiated in Kamloops, BC, a national plan to end youth homelessness has evolved over the last several years. It is called “A Way Home” and it is dedicated to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada.
A Way Home is not just another autonomous national organization competing for resources and public attention. Rather, it is an outcome of active collaboration between a range of national partners, all of whom bring expertise, resources, national profile and members to support the work of A Way Home. Guided by a small and focused coalition secretariat, coalition partners work together to support communities in planning and implementing solutions, engage governments and the general public, all with the ultimate goal of supporting A Way Home’s vision of preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada.
A Way Home works by inspiring and enabling communities and all levels of government through a Collective Impact framework to organize, plan and implement strategies to address youth homelessness in a coordinated, measurable and impactful way. By strengthening families and building the assets and resilience of youth, we can help young people avoid homelessness and make a healthy transition to adulthood.
The work of A Way Home is achieved by building on the existing strengths of partners, community engagement and innovation, and a strong commitment to ending youth homelessness that is emerging across the country. The Coalition believes that by aligning the strategies and resources of leading stakeholders seeking to address homelessness in Canada, it can prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness.
Every night, thousands of Canadian teens and youth have nowhere but the street to sleep. Now a coalition of groups thinks it has the beginnings of a national solution. Photo by knightbefore_99 in Your BC: The Tyee’s Photo Pool.