Inspire 2021

Please join us for Inspire, our fundraising breakfast, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 7:45 to 9 AM at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis.

You will hear stories of mental health recovery from people living with a mental illness and learn about our innovative services.

All event proceeds will support our programs that lift people from homelessness, help people manage their mental illness, and fund renovations for our new residential building in Minneapolis.

Volunteer as a Table Captain or Sponsor the event! Please contact Natalie Kerber at for more information.

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Thank you to our Top Sponsors


Choice Bank
SUCCESS Computer Consulting
U.S. Bank

Dominium Inc.

Announcing a $40,000 Matching Grant!

Touchstone is thrilled to share our news of receiving a $40,000 matching grant from the Otto Bremer Trust for the purchase of a new building for our short-term residential program in Minneapolis.

We will only receive the grant if you can help us reach our $40,000 goal.  

Our residential program provides 24-hour services in a structured, supportive environment for people experiencing a mental health crisis or transitioning from a hospital to their home.

Our current residential program has operated in the Seward neighborhood for over 29 years, but we need an updated space. The existing building is not accessible and only has 9 bedrooms for 14 people. The new building, located in the Longfellow neighborhood, will be transformed into an accessible, healing environment with 16 single bedrooms, community space for art, music, activities, and shared meals. Pictured above are Touchstone leaders and program staff at the new building.

We are excited to begin renovations and plan to relocate our program after the building remodel is completed by spring 2022.

Help us meet our goal by donating today!

Your gift to Touchstone will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $40,000.

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Mystic Lake Guests Donate $9,600 to Touchstone

We are excited to announce that Mystic Lake Casino’s Change For The Better program raised over $9,600 for Touchstone! Casino guests generously donated their change to support Touchstone from May 16 – 31, 2021.

“We’re so grateful to be a selected recipient of Mystic Lake’s Change For The Better program and encourage guests of Mystic Lake to consider supporting us by donating their change,” said Ellie Skelton, Executive Director. “Funds raised will go far in supporting the people we serve and their mental health recovery.”

Nature Based Therapy

Connection to nature is essential to our health and well-being. Nature Based Therapy (NBT) connects the healing powers of nature to support people in their physical, mental, social, and emotional health. NBT Services include therapeutic horticulture and animal-assisted support that provide opportunities for people to explore mind, body and spirit through plants, animals and nature.

Touchstone has partnered with the University of Minnesota to bring NBT to people in our apartment programs for seven years. Pictured are residents planting flowers and herbs at Rising Cedar.

The Center of Movement Has Us Covered

Twin Cities chiropractic clinic, The Center of Movement, hosted a blanket drive and raised $6,500 in blankets and donations for Touchstone clients! Pictured above are blankets delivered for residents at Minnehaha Commons. Minnehaha Commons provides housing and 24-hour onsite services for adults ages 55 and older who have experienced homelessness.

Thank you for your continued support and helping people meet their basic needs!

Calabrio Employees Are Incredible!

Minneapolis-based software company, Calabrio, selected Touchstone as a recipient of their annual Employee Giving Campaign.

We were overwhelmed with gratitude that Calabrio employees raised $23,931 during the campaign! The funds will support our work throughout the agency.

Watch a short video from Minnehaha Commons resident, Rose, thanking the Calabrio team for their generosity and support of Touchstone.