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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 Housing@touchstonemh.org.

There are two Touchstone Intentional Communities in 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.

  • Email to Housing@touchstonemh.org
  • Phone (612) 843-3349
  • Fax (612) 874-0157
  • Mail: 2312 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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

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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