Threshold is a national charity established in 1978 by Fr Donal O’Mahony, which works hard to prevent homelessness by providing free advice to people who are in housing difficulty and campaigning for a fairer housing system, in the private rental sector. Particularly for households experiencing poverty and exclusion. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Threshold has been at the heartbeat of communities helping them to stay in their precious and beloved homes, preventing homelessness for decades. The current housing crisis and the recent lifting of the eviction ban is fueling confusion and fear for many renters, which is why support for Threshold’s home-saving services is so vital right now
Our dedicated team of expert housing advisors meet families and individual’s nationwide. Either in person, over the phone or online. We ensure that our free advice service can be accessed by anyone who urgently needs our help. When a person contacts our service advisors, they are naturally anxious. Our highly trained team offer a listening ear, with kindness and compassion, before ascertaining the practical needs and advice that person or household requires.
A Legacy of Hope
Would you consider leaving a gift to Threshold in your Will? Leaving a legacy gift is a wonderful way to help those at risk of losing their safety, their security – their home. Every gift, whether it is big or small, will make all the difference to a household in a vulnerable situation.
At Threshold we want to support you as much as we can to make or amend your Will. This is why we have partnered with Law online (www.lawonline.ie), who can offer you free and discounted Will writing services. There is no obligation to include Threshold in your Will if you use this service, but if you do, your gift will be a unique promise to secure homes for future generations.
A life-changing gift in your Will to help us create a better and more secure future, for people like Liz.
Liz is 76, and made the decision to sell her home and moved into a retirement village – a place where she could live independently, make new friends, and feel a sense of security. But one evening there was a knock at her door – Liz was handed a notice of termination. The amount of time she was given to leave her home was far less than legally allowed.
“I was stunned. It felt as if my world was collapsing.”
A few weeks later, Liz was handed a second notice of termination. She remembers how awful it felt to be facing the prospect of homelessness.
“Every hour I’d be wondering whether the water would work, whether the heat would be cut, whether I’d be locked out. I’m too old and too sick for the streets.”
It was then, in a state of panic and worry, that she contacted Threshold for advice and support. When Liz got in touch, we were able to listen to the details of her situation. We were then able to work with her to form a plan of action to help her fight against the illegal eviction, and to keep her from becoming homeless. The generosity of Threshold supporters meant that our team of service advisors were able to be by Liz’s side, guiding her through the complex paperwork and challenging the notice of termination at the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB). Thankfully, the RTB ruled in her favour and Threshold were by her side until she was secure in her home. Things were finally turning around for Liz.
“I’m so thankful for the help I received from Threshold, they helped me understand what supports were available. I try not to think about where I would be if they hadn’t been there for me, firmly beside me in my lowest moments. Threshold heard me when no-one else was listening”
Stories like Liz show the power of your support. If you’d like to leave a gift in your Will, or to get more information on how to do so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 01 6353629 in the strictest confidence. You can also support the home-saving work we do online at www.threshold.ie