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Intentional Communities Referrals

This section is intended for medical and mental health providers. If you are looking for information for you or a family member, please contact us at (612) 843-3349 or Info@touchstonemh.org.

There are two Touchstone Intentional Communities in the Minneapolis which serve 45 adults with a serious mental illness. The communities gather two-three times per week to help individuals maintain housing stability, reduce the risk of hospitalization, gain independent living skills, and build social supports by becoming a contributing member of a community.

Provider Referral Information

If you are a provider and would like to refer your client, please fill out our Referral Form and ask the person you are referring to fill out the Intentional Communities Application.

Program Details

Features of our Intentional Communities include:

  • A centrally-located apartment for each community, serving as a space for members to meet weekly, plan recreational activities, and share communal meals
  • Group decision making through the development of integrity contracts, and shared decision-making to plan meals and community-building activities
  • Touchstone staff to help as organizers and advocates in coordinating members’ activities and meetings, and providing one-on-one support
  • Rehabilitative services to assist with housing stability, developing and enhancing psychiatric stability, social competencies, independent living skills, and the ability to achieve personal goals
  • Access to integrated health and wellness services

Intentional Communities Eligibility

To participate in an Intentional Community individuals must:

  • Be an adult with a serious mental illness diagnosis
  • Have a referral from a mental health provider

Read more about our Intentional Communities program.

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