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 review our Intentional Communities information.
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 Info@touchstonemh.org or (612) 704-1696.
If you are not a Case Manager or other service provider and you are interested in mental health services please contact Hennepin County.
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