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) 843-3340 or

There are two Touchstone Intentional Communities in the Minneapolis which serve 40 adults with serious mental illnesses. 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

To learn more about making a referral for your Case Management client please contact the Intentional Communities Program at or (612) 843-3340.

If you are not a Case Manager or other service provider and you are interested in mental health services please contact Hennepin County.

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
  • Integrity contracts members of these self-governing communities develop and agree to follow
  • 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 Hennepin County case manager

Read more about our Intentional Communities program.


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