Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Milton Transitional Housing latest tenant of Habitat for Humanity

It is a wonderful new chapter for both Habitat for Humanity Halton and Milton Transitional Housing as they partner together with a shared base in Milton.

Wednesday the Milton Transitional Housing Board and volunteers were invited to a Team Gathering at the Habitat for Humanity Restore location at 25 Brown Street in Milton. This is the site of the Old Post office opposite the Milton Town Hall. Milton Transitional Housing has two offices and a Boardroom within the Milton Restore.

Mirela Vukosa Giannidis, Director of People and Community Engagement at Habitat for Humanity in Halton desribed it as "a wonderful beginning to an exciting journey". She reminded us that Milton has the lowest opportunity for affordable rentals in Ontario. She added that they are "thrilled to be partnering and working together with Milton Transitional Housing". Habitat for Humanity started back in 1999 and have 3 home ownership properties already this year alone. They now have 20 low income hard working families through home ownership with a longer term goal of 75.

Donna Danielli, Executive Director for Milton Transitional Housing updated the group on how MTH is evolving and meeting the needs of its three clients. The volunteer ambassador training sessions were warmly greeted as a tremendous to raise awareness. Many are surprised by the level of need in Milton.

Come and visit the Milton Restore location to see for yourself.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Come and see us at Heritage Park Saturday June 14th

Milton Transitional Housing will be at the Teddy Bear picnic in Heritage Park tomorrow 10am - 3pm(Saturday June 14th. Further information including a map is available here

Come and see how we are helping those at risk of homelessness in our community

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Current CBC Radio 1

A day prior to residents of Ontario going to the polls for the Provincial election, today's The Current on CBC Radio 1 featured interviews regarding homelessness. You can listen to the podcast on the CBC link here

It is very consistent with our own thinking about having the necessary support network in place and not just driving those at risk of homelessness from sight.