Who We Are
Opening Doors. Bridging Gaps.
Crossing Thresholds to Keep You Home.
The number of people experiencing homelessness is up 10% since 2015.
Losing housing creates new barriers to regaining housing. We find it both humane and smart to help people keep the housing they already have.
A homeless person can cost taxpayers almost $3,000 a month.
2018 Minnesota Homeless Study
We give grants to individuals and families who need help making ends meet with their housing…helping them pay a portion of their rent.
97% of donations go directly to help families with their living situations.
More than 1,000 Twin Cities families received assistance in the last 3 years.
When financial crisis hits or when life won’t let you catch your breath, Threshold to New Life is here to help you.
You can apply for a housing assistance grant to help you pay a portion of your housing costs or to help you with the costs of security deposits or application fees.
We are an all-volunteer organization, partnering directly with clients and multiple organizations to meet an individual’s need.
We are a 501c3 non-profit, founded in 2013.
We are 100% donor funded, with 97% of all donated funds going directly to our housing assistance programs.
Nearly 1000 families assisted since 2015!
From time to time we may be unable to meet the applicants’ specific request.
We limit the number of grants fulfilled to any one organization each month.
President & CHaplain
Having led and grown a leading capital equipment manufacturer with installations in 27 countries serving 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical firms in the world, Bahr became determined to dedicate more of his time,
Secretary/Treasurer & ADvocate
Carla co-founded Threshold to New Life with her husband, Richard, in 2013. Carla handles the day-to-day operations for the organization dealing with partner organizations and directly with clients.
From Homeless to Faith – Following her experiences in dealing with both homelessness …
Danell is a hands-on executive with several decades of senior level experience in the wholesale…
A life-long Minnesotan, Denise is married to John and has two wonderful daughters and a son-in-law…
Also a life-long Minnesotan, John is married to Denise and has two wonderful daughters and a son-in-law.
Nancy Van Beusekom
Nancy was born and raised in Wisconsin and has lived in the Twin Cities for over 35 years. …
Rob Van Beusekom
Rob was born and raised in the Minneapolis area and currently lives in the Northwest suburbs …
The work we’re doing is having an immediate impact, protecting families and supporting communities.