Tracy was homeless, the shelters were full, and she had no place to go. She experienced severe paranoia and hallucinations and was using drugs to cope. Touchstone’s Housing Innovation staff met her at libraries and built trust with her over time. They helped renew her expired Rental Assistance voucher, then helped her find an apartment in Minneapolis. Our staff helped her furnish her apartment and brought in kitchen supplies. Tracy thought people were watching her, but with regular visits from Housing Innovation staff, these symptoms decreased, and they worked with her on ILS skills including laundry, grocery shopping, and helped her with paperwork. Tracy has lived in her apartment for over one year and has a positive relationship with her landlord. She is no longer using drugs and enjoys the structured visits from our staff. Tracy is excited to reach her goal of getting a job in the near future.
Who We Serve
Housing Innovation works with adults who have a serious mental illness diagnosis, are eligible for Medical Assistance and CADI or waivered services and are referred by the County or another provider.
For More Information
If you have questions about the Housing Innovation Program, please contact us at (612) 314-1062 or Housing@touchstonemh.org.