Threshold Housing Society is unable to host their annual Winter Carnival and Tree lighting event in Bastion Square due to COVID-19, but Threshold is embarking on a different way to raise funds doing this holiday season.
Threshold Housing has partnered with Silk Road Tea to create the perfect gift box and it includes 12 different flavours of tea. These make the perfect gift for the holiday season. Gift boxes are $20.00 each and all proceeds come to Threshold Housing. Your purchase will help Threshold Housing continue providing safe housing, support services, and community to at risk youth. Tea boxes can be purchased on the Threshold website, or by clicking on the link below:
Threshold Housing Society believes that every youth deserves a safe place to call home, to find acceptance and sanctuary. According to the 2018 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count on the night of March 15, 2018 there were at least 156 homeless youth in our region. There are countless more youth who have not been captured in this count, those couch surfing, living in unsafe homes, or are aging out of foster care. More than half of the respondents of 2018 Point in Time Count had their first experience of homelessness under the age of 25. Youth homelessness is an issue in our community that often goes hidden, however it is essential that the vulnerable youth in our community have a place to call home.
St. Matthias has long cherished its association with Threshold Housing and we are delighted to share this information with you.