(The 10-bed unit was supposed to a part of GVHS's new 100-unit housing facility at 330 Goldstream Ave/Google Maps)

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

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/donate or go to any  of the Coast Capital Savingslocations in Victoria to donate in person.

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