Friday, July 1, 2016

Did You Know - Facebook series posts

DID YOU KNOW? - is a wonderful series of posts on the Milton Transitional Housing Facebook page

"The lack of availability and the high cost of rental accommodation in Milton makes it difficult for many households with significant challenges such as family breakup, unemployment, addictions, etc., to find and retain suitable rental housing. In 2013, according to the Milton Community Profile, 15% of Milton households earned less than $40,000/year. At the moment, the going rate for a simple 2-bedroom apartment is at least $1200/month. According the Halton Region, the accepted “affordable” amount a family should pay for housing is a maximum of 30% of gross income. That means that a Milton family must earn $48,000 annually to be able to afford that two-bedroom apartment. Clearly, 15% of Milton families cannot afford basic shelter and also afford to pay for other basic necessities ... like food."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tangible impact from funds raised

To me this wonderful quote from one of the recent MTH graduates illustrates beautifully that the money raised through grants and donations is making a tangible difference in the lives of people in our community.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Seeing the true impact of transitional housing

Whether we volunteer, donate, provide sponsorship or grants we all want to see that it has a true impact.

This lovely quote from one of our single female graduates wonderful illustrates the positive outcomes that the Milton Transitional Housing program has made in helping someone step up to independence. It provides us all absolutely reassurance that what we are doing is worthwhile and matters.

"Milton Transitional Housing has given me a safe space to reacquaint myself with my strengths and the support to use hem to deal with my problems. The support offered is allowing me to work on my goals (personal and professional) and deal with my challenges without being defined by them."

Photograph courtesy of Stacey Newman

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

HubSpot donation

Thank you HubSpot for the donation to Milton Transitional Housing. All donations are very much appreciated.

I was lucky enough to write a Customer Story on the global HubSpot blog. As a thank you, HubSpot was kind enough to offer to make a donation to a charity of my choice.

The article described how to write and optimize a blog post in 45 minutes

The value of content on the HubSpot blogs is outstanding and a go-to destination for learning best practices in inbound marketing. We are building many of these principles into the new MTH website and social presence that is currently in development. Their inbound methodology has become a movement in its own right and has the potential to help supporters of MTH advocate in our community.

In the Customer Story I recommend several HubSpot tools or courses.