Touchstone Mental Health, then known as Community Care Corporation, was founded in 1982 by five social workers interested in developing residential services for older adults living with serious mental illness. Over the last three decades, Touchstone Mental Health has expanded from a small organization to a multifaceted agency providing an array of services for people with a variety of mental health needs.
Since its inception, Touchstone has been committed to treating the whole person by integrating physical and mental health with health and wellness practices. We offer health assessments, acupuncture, health, nutrition and fitness education for people with mental illnesses. Touchstone uses integrative and expressive therapies such as art, music and nature based therapy to improve mental health. We have also incorporated research in neuroscience, architecture and design wherever possible in our residential programs to create calm, safe spaces for residents to live.
Touchstone is honored to have been recognized with many awards for our innovative services and success.
2017 Top Workplace
Touchstone Mental Health has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune as a 2017 National Standard Setters.
2017 Bronze award by Hennepin County Wellness by Design
Touchstone Mental Health received a bronze level Wellness by Design award in 2017 from Hennepin County for our worksite wellness initiatives focused on employee health and well-being!
2016 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award
Touchstone’s Assisted Living programs, New Hope Apartments and Rising Cedar Apartments, both received this quality award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
2015 Psychologically Healthy Workplace
The American Psychological Association presents this award to organizations with a commitment to programs and policies that foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance.
Best New Affordable Housing Development 2014 – Rising Cedar Apartments
Best Landscape, Architectural Design 2014 – Rising Cedar Apartments
2014 MADACS Awards, Minnesota Multi Housing Association
From the project Architect, UrbanWorks, “Rising Cedar represents a belief that healthy living environments can be shaped by design.”
Community Impact 2014 – Rising Cedar Apartments
Minnesota Brownfileds Rescape Awards 2014, Partner Project for Pride in Living said in their nomination, “Having transformed a former abandoned parking lot into a beautiful and dynamic project with easy access to light rail and a biking and walking trail, Rising Cedar is a powerful catalyst for continued growth and change.”
Innovation and Excellence in Mental Health Services – 2014
Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Providers Award, Touchstone was recognized for the design and implementation of unique programs to improve access and quality of mental health care in Minnesota.
Minnesota’s top 16 High-Impact Nonprofits in Mental Health
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, MNSights 2013