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Upcoming Touchstone Open Houses Fall 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 12 • 10 am-2 pm  2312 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis  Clinic and Fitness Center, Rising Cedar Assisted Living, Intentional Communities, Housing Innovation, Case Management, Care Coordination, Behavioral Health Home, & Administration

 Tuesday, Sept. 12 • 2-4 pm   Residential Treatment Minneapolis 2516 E. 24th St., Minneapolis

 Thursday, Sept. 28 • 3-5 pm Residential Treatment Bloomington 8941 Portland Ave, Bloomington

 Thursday, Oct. 26 • 3-6 pm Lyric Lane Residential Treatment 7590 Lyric Lane, Suite 2,  Fridley

Levi: Healing Through Community

Levi never had a stable life – he couldn’t keep a job, had difficulty with relationships, and struggled with mental illness since he was four.  Once, after an argument with a friend, Levi became upset, and cut his own face with a knife to cope with his emotions.  He was hospitalized, and when discharged had no place to stay.  Levi was on the streets – homeless for three long months, eventually finding Touchstone’s Intentional Communities Program.

He received a rental subsidy through the program, had help finding an apartment and participated in weekly group meetings.  Levi said, “The meetings were my first experience being part of a community. I listened, learned from others, and opened up about myself for the first time.”

Once Levi had a home, he started writing poetry and creating visual art.  He says, “I’m always working on a project. I have learned to express my emotions and feelings through my art and poetry.”

Now, Levi’s life is stable. He has friends and has lived in his apartment for eight years. “I’m so thankful for Touchstone,” he said.. “I’ve learned to be patient. I can talk about my needs and I’m there for others.”
Levi has written three poems for Touchstone fundraising events, including, Inspire, for Touchstone’s 35th anniversary.

Inspire
Listen to the words as I attempt to inspire,
We all came together with a built-in desire.
The platform is set for this Touchstone theme,
Assisting their clients with a livelihood scheme.
Mental Health diagnosis and treatment is on the rise,
Paranoid thoughts have tears rolling down my eyes.
A delusional belief separates wrong and right,
Prepare yourself for this mental illness stigma fight.
Honesty and trust electrifies all of the wires,
Empathy and compassion, keeps you inspired.
— by Levi in honor of Touchstone Mental Health’s 35th Year Anniversary

Statement of Nondiscrimination for Touchstone Mental Health

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

Accountable Care Act – Section 1557

Discrimination is Against the Law

 Touchstone Mental Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Touchstone Mental Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Touchstone Mental Health

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

○ Qualified sign language interpreters

○ Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

○ Qualified interpreters

○ Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact your care coordinator, case manager, manager of the program you are attending or your main contact at Touchstone Mental Health.

If you believe that Touchstone Mental Health has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Kari Scanlon, Civil Rights Coordinator; 2312 Snelling Ave; Minneapolis, MN 55404; Telephone (612) 767-2183 or Fax 612-314-1099 or email KScanlon@touchstonemh.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Kari Scanlon, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509F, HHH Building

Washington, D.C. 20201

1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

English: ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call: 612-874-6409

Español: ATENCION: Si usted habla inglés, los servicios de asistencia lingüística, de forma gratuita, están a su disposición. Llamar: 612-874-6409

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英语:注意:如果你说英语,免费提供语言协助服务。 致电:612-874-6409

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French ATTENTION: Si vous parlez anglais, des services d’assistance linguistique, gratuits, sont à votre disposition. Appel: 612-874-6409

Korean영어 :주의 : 영어로 말하면 무료로 언어 지원 서비스를 이용할 수 있습니다. 전화 : 612-874-6409

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