Jo-Ann Roberts is recognized at the CARE Awards!

Victoria Residential Builders Association - Jo-Ann Roberts - Victoria BC HomelessCanada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast homes were highlighted at the 2016 CARE Awards on October 1st at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Among the worthy winners was our own Jo-Ann Roberts who received the Building Better Futures Community Award for her fundraising work with Threshold Housing Society.

The Victoria Residential Builders Association created the Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards in 1991 to recognize the west coast’s creative design and craftsmanship, and celebrate excellence in the industry.

Home Depot supports ending Youth Homelessness

Home Depot - Orange Door - Victoria Youth HomelessHow The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to ending youth homelessness, pledging to invest $10 million over three years through The Orange Door Project. This initiative will give homeless youth the housing, support and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign.  From now until October 9, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

Threshold Painting Party a Great Success

Thank you for all involved in the Theshold Painting Party!  What a fun time the volunteers had, and all for helping future transitional youth in the Greater Victoria area.

Threshold House, our newest home, will open this September 1st, and the preparations are well on it’s way, including this past Saturday’s painting party.  Staff & volutneers have been renovating & painting busily at Threshold House this month, and we are looking for all the help we can get.

For more details, please read the Times Colonists article by reporter Sarah Petrescu linked below —

For youth on fring, a home in Oak Bay

Home Depot makes a house into a Home for Vulnerable Youth

Home Depot team arriving at home for vulnerable youth

Home Depot team arriving at home for vulnerable youth

Home Depot Associates appeared on July 12 at a new Threshold facility under renovation. With military organization, the Home Depot team brought along 40 volunteers from Victoria, Duncan and Vancouver to do a “painting-blitz.”  The new house, located in Oak Bay (Victoria)  is over 6000 square feet with 8 self-contained living units, a commercial size kitchen and common areas.

These amazing volunteers painted all the rooms in just under 5 hours!  Organized by Cameron Rundell and Brendon Campbell with the help of Deanne Pickering, Jason Handley  and “Captain Morgan,” this amazing team were organized into sma

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!

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