Why is this nonprofit/cause personally important to me?
A not-so-well kept secret about me - As a youth I dropped out of High School when I was 16 years-old. Around the same time I also, briefly, became a 'vulnerable' youth who, for a few short days did not have a home. After a few nights of sleep overs with friends I was taken in by my good friends amazing Mother who I stayed with for many months until I was able to find a landlord willing to rent to a 17 year old. Luckily, I had a network of support from my core group of friends and their families, but other youth who find themselves in a similar situation are often not as fortunate, which is when an organization such as Threshold Housing is needed.
Running 115km in 7 days, is only a 15km increase from last years fundraiser which benefitted the Mustard Seed. However, this year I am a part-time student with part-time employment, and I barely run these days. Last year I was unemployed, ran like a mad man and was not a student.
"At Threshold Housing Society, we offer more than a safe environment: we provide a community for at-risk youth in Greater Victoria to call home. A place filled with support, understanding, and sanctuary, without judgement, where you're accepted for who you are."
Reports indicate 150 youth in Victoria experience homelessness/housing insecurity on any given night in the Capital Region.
OUR VISION A community where all youth thrive.
OUR MISSION Threshold Housing Society works to prevent adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth