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Donor Spotlight – The Martin Foundation, Inc.

Donor Spotlight – The Martin Foundation, Inc.

Thresholds is proud to feature The Martin Foundation, Inc. in our Donor Spotlight. Established in 1953 by Lee and Geraldine Martin, The Martin Foundation, Inc. has created a legacy of philanthropy, making transformative gifts that support a range of issues, including: education, women and children, the arts, and the environment.

Since 1983, The Martin Foundation, Inc. has been a generous partner to Thresholds, most recently supporting our Homeless Services Program. Our Homeless Services Program provides a variety of innovative programs that engage and empower individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness on their journeys to recovery. Our Mobile Assessment Units (MAUs) are a key component of our Homeless Services Program, acting as the vital link that connects individuals to services and resources. Each MAU canvasses streets, shelters, CTA lines, and other areas where homeless individuals congregate. After meeting immediate needs and completing the intake process, MAU’s refer these individuals to the most appropriate Thresholds program, which link them to housing and comprehensive support services. Today, Thresholds has eight Mobile Assessment Units. Last year, they engaged nearly 3,000 homeless individuals.

We are grateful to The Martin Foundation, Inc. for their long-time partnership. In their more than 30 years of support, they have donated over $200,000 to Thresholds, giving hope to thousands of individuals experiencing serious mental illness.