Your Support Moves People from Homelessness to Homes
“I’m so blessed to have found Touchstone.”
Jay struggled for years with his mental illness and chemical dependency. He went through several treatment programs but his life continued to spiral downward. Jay says, “My lowest point was when I was homeless for 5 ½ months. I was using drugs and alcohol to control my thoughts.”
Jay came to Touchstone to get his life back. “Staff taught me how to manage my fears and how to deal with my obsessive compulsiveness.” Touchstone staff also helped him to be healthier. They encouraged Jay to exercise, helped him get a YMCA membership, and met him for walks. He now walks daily, has lost 50 pounds and his diabetes is under control.
“Now I’m the CEO of my life.” “I look at life differently and I have love for myself. I am not afraid anymore. I look forward to waking up every day,” says Jay. “I’m so blessed to have found Touchstone.”
Touchstone helped over 1800 people, like Jay, in the last year. We’ve expanded our housing, residential treatment and care coordination services so we can bring hope and healing to even more people with a mental illness. As we grow, so do our client and agency needs. Your donation will support our housing programs and assist clients in moving from homelessness to a home in the community.