What is the Threshold Fund?

The Saint Mark's Cathedral Threshold Fund is an initiative of Saint Mark's Homeless Advocacy Ministry, which helps individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing financial assistance with rental deposits and move-in costs, lowering the financial barrier to safe, permanent housing. You can give to the fund here.

Saint Mark’s Threshold Fund Details:

  • This new fund will provide qualified recipients with first and last month’s rent and security deposit— half as an outright gift, half as a loan to be repaid when they are able.
  • The average subsidy in each case is approximately $1600.
  • We are partnering with Catholic Community Services (CCS) to administer the program, which includes case management to ensure those in need obtain the support services from which they will benefit.
  • We pay a small fee to CCS to provide this service on our behalf, ensuring that we have professional staff vetting each case.

Threshold Fund Report—August 2021

From January 2021 through July 2021, Saint Mark's Threshold Fund has been able to help move 13 families into housing during the pandemic. A total of almost about $16,000 in assistance was distributed, benefiting a total of 29 people. Your generosity makes this good work possible. If you’d like to make a contribution to continue this important ministry, you may donate in the following ways:

Threshold Fund Report—January 2021

In 2020, the fund enabled 13 individuals to move out of homelessness into a safe secure home by providing the security deposit, first month’s rent, and application fees.

Threshold Fund Report—August 2019

Here is a mid-year report highlighting the ways your generosity has helped several people. Since launching the program in March 2019, 14 households (30 individuals in all) have received assistance totaling $17,320.92. The average assistance was $1,237.21.