Touchstone Village

Touchstone Village is a Transitional Living program that has been developed out of a community need. According to the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients, 12% of the homeless population was 17-24 years old. Within three years of aging out of the foster care system, the Annie Casey Foundation reports that 37% will be incarcerated and 50% will be homeless at some point, becoming our new homeless and “disconnected” population.

Touchstone Village provides Transitional Living services to young adults ages 18-21 who are in extended foster care or may be homeless. Many of the residents have been in the foster care system and/or delinquency system and are without the resources needed to live independently in the community.

Touchstone Village provides each resident with:

  • Rental of an individual apartment on YCC’s campus for a nominal fee 
  • Life skills training
  • Academic monitoring and support
  • Career development training
  • Mental health therapy and psychiatric services

Touchstone residents will establish personal goals and learn to build healthy, trusting relationships. Touchstone Village’s goal is to assist residents by preparing them for a new beginning on the rest of their lives.

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