Metropolitan Community Services (MCS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Columbus. Founded in 1984, MCS has been serving vulnerable populations in our communities, including formerly incarcerated individuals and at-risk youth, for nearly 30 years. T.O.U.C.H. (Teaching Opportunity Unity by Connecting Hearts), a mentoring and workforce development program, was founded in 2008 under the MCS umbrella. Originally serving only the formerly incarcerated, T.O.U.C.H. now provides pre- and post-release mentoring, as well as workforce development and support services for restored citizens and for low-income youth.