This week, Threshold Housing Society was disappointed to find that a transitional housing project for youth in care fell through because it did not get enough funding from the provincial government.
According to a Times Colonist report, the plan was supposed to be a partnership between Threshold Housing Society and the Greater Victoria Housing Society.
If completed, the organizations would build a 10-bed transitional housing facility for at-risk youth at GVHS’s new affordable housing project on Goldstream Ave.
Unfortunately, Threshold was not able to secure the $500,000 a year operational funding commitment from the provincial government that would have been necessary to run the project.
They now have their sights set on a new target
5 days left until our Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join us in Bastion Square on Saturday from 1-4pm. Mayor Lisa Helps will flip the switch at 4pm to Shine A Light On Youth! Come by for free hot chocolate, @ocean985 on site broadcast, guest speakers, and live music! You can donate to light a bulb on our tree at thresholdhousing.ca/donate or at any Coast Capital Savings in Victoria #ShineALightOnYouth #christmasevents #yyj #bastionsquare #christmaskickoff
The organization is trying to raise $100,000 in donations this Christmas to help provide safe homes for our community’s homeless youth.
If they hit their target, they will light up the Christmas tree in Bastion Square with 10,000 sparkling lights – one for every $10 donated.
To donate online visit www.thresholdhousing.ca/