Most days you will find Mary in her apartment she shares with a roommate, working on a jigsaw puzzle. She says, “Jigsaw puzzles help me relax and make me happy.”
Mary also had a lot of days without happiness, as she lived on the streets for many years. She spent her days finding a meal, a place to sleep for the night, and figuring out how to be safe and survive. One day Mary was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on a very hot day. Fortunately, she found help and was referred to Touchstone. Mary’s life changed when she moved into New Hope Apartments and received Touchstone supportive services.
Mary has lived in her apartment for 11 years. “Now I have a home, a bed, and friends. Touchstone is the best,” says Mary.
Who We Serve
Touchstone provides services at Minnehaha Commons for people ages 55 and older who have a history of homelessness and may experience a mental or physical health condition.
Touchstone offers Targeted Case Management, Customized Living and Housing Support services with 24-hour onsite staff for individual support, assistance, and community referrals.
Comprehensive services are voluntary, flexible, and tailored to individual needs and preferences.
Residents may participate in structured activities, a community garden, animal therapy program, and Touchstone’s Fitness Center.
Minnehaha Commons offers 44 studio apartments located at 3001 E Lake St in Minneapolis.
Apartments include a housing subsidy, kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom space. Furnishings include a dining table and chairs, bed, dresser, and side chair. The building has a 24-hour front desk, laundry, and community room.
Minnehaha Commons is being developed and owned by Alliance Housing. Property management is through Hayes Gibson Property Services. Minnehaha Commons will open November 2019.
For More Information
Please note: All referrals must come through Hennepin County Coordinated Entry Services (CES).
For more information about Minnehaha Commons, please contact us at (612) 874-6409 or MC@TouchstoneMH.org.