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Lyric Lane: Your Support is Crucial.
Imagine having to stay in a small hospital room longer than you need to because there are no openings in community programs. Every day many are faced with this problem, including Chris. He entered the hospital after being so depressed he tried to end his life. Soon he could leave the hospital, but wasn’t ready to be on his own. He wanted to go to a residential program with 24-hour mental health services but ended up on a waiting list for 30 days.
There aren’t enough residential treatment programs in Minnesota, so Chris had to stay a month longer than needed. This was hard for him – it also drives up health care costs and keeps others from receiving hospital care. Touchstone Residential Treatment programs cost 91% less per day than hospital care. Our services average $270 per day, compared with the $3,700 average daily rate in a metro area psychiatric unit (MN Hospital Association, 2015).
Touchstone can only accommodate 1 out of every 6 referrals for our Residential Treatment programs in Minneapolis and Bloomington. We are opening Lyric Lane, a new residential program in Fridley, so we can serve more area residents, but we need your help to open our doors. Your support is crucial as we are working to raise enough funds to open our new program in Fridley, MN.