Sunday, December 30, 2012

Faith United donation

Faith United Milton raised $394 from their Christmas Eve service which they are kindly donating to Milton Transitional Housing. Thank you.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

MTH Pot Luck

I was delighted yesterday to meet up with members of the Milton Transitional Housing board and their spouses for a pot luck. Thank you Ruth for hosting us. We are indeed very fortunate. MTH is making good headway. Our first client is settled and doing well with positive steps in the direction of independence. The first annual report was made to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and positively received. We have potential new landlords with whom additional housing units are in discussion. This will help us take the next important step with 3 units and clients served by the end of 2013. The original goal of 7 units by 2016 is becoming achievable. 2013 will become a challenging year as the organisation grows and the need for increased charitable funding is needed. The Hope for Holidays campaign may have generated close to $1,000. Thank you to those who contributed and we hope also felt positive about giving to those in need or at risk of homelessness in our community over the Christmas period. St Paul's United Church in Milton were this project was originally conceived have also been kind again and donated a further $1,000. We have still much to do!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you are enjoying some quality time with family and friends. Think of the homeless and those at risk of homelessness over this Christmas season. Thank you to all those who donated to the Hope 4 Holidays campaign. Congratulations to the Milton Transitional Housing team for all their dedication this year. All the sponsorship and support is much appreciated.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Have you donated to Hope 4 Holidays?

I have now donated to Hope 4 Holidays to help those at risk of homelessness in Milton. Have you? It is now just starting to snow in Ontario. A great time to be thinking about those worrying about homelessness over the Christmas season.

Thank you 3M Sales Team

A HUGE thank you to the 3M Milton Sales Team for their wonderful donation of hats and gloves to Milton Transitional Housing and our community partners!
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Give the gift of HOPE this holiday season...

Hope 4 Holidays Giving Campaign has been expanded celebrating Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas, and we will focus on the traditional giving traditions of Milton’s diverse population and also include options for teachers’ gifts, birthday and anniversary gifts. Until recently, Milton's homeless (Region estimates put that number as high as 450 people a year) have been hidden from us because they sleep on friends' couches, in their cars, camp out in the parks, crash in the stairwells of small apartment buildings or bunk in church lobbies. Despite the affluence apparent in Milton, there is currently no provision for transitional housing in our community. Transitional housing is designed to bridge from the short-term emergency shelter system (often as little as 30 days in duration) to long-term affordable housing (often with a years-long waiting list). At Milton Transitional Housing (formally Home Suite Hope Milton), this "transitional" period can extend from four to 24 months and offers housing at subsidized rental rates, but also requires participants to set goals and undertake counseling and training to help achieve their goals. Milton Transitional Housing gives people a "hand up" rather than a "hand out". Our program helps the homeless to stay in their own community close to employment and family, and helps them gain the skills and stability they need to become ordinary, hard-working Miltonians looking after themselves and their families, like the rest of us. Please give the GIFT of HOPE. To donate visit the MTH facebook page or website Milton Transitional Housing is a project of Milton Area Christian churches.