T.O.U.C.H. provides reentry support for adult men and women (18+ years old) who have been released from incarceration. At the heart of these services are weekly group talk sessions, where participants receive peer-to-peer mentoring to guide them on their path toward reintegration. Every participant also receives access to personalized case management, one-on-one counseling, computer literacy workshops, GED tutoring, and a free clothing bank at T.O.U.C.H.
Peer-to-Peer Group Mentoring
We hold weekly talk sessions to help you adjust to post-release life. Our topics include, but are not limited to:
- Productive time management
- Dealing with difficult people
- Repairing family relationships
- Overcoming stereotyping
- Self-esteem and confidence building
- Maintaining focus
- Communication skills
- Managing emotions
- Challenging criminal thinking
Weekly Talk Sessions
The men’s program is 12-16 weeks long and meets on Mondays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM; Thursdays from 1 PM to 3 PM; and Saturdays from 1 PM to 3 PM. The women’s program is also 12-16 weeks long and meets Tuesdays from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Thinking Error Component:Three to four weeks of the talk sessions focus on this crucial component. Its goal is to identify and change the thinking errors that can lead to recidivism if not corrected.
One-on-One Mentoring (Men’s and Women’s)
T.O.U.C.H. offers one-on-one mentoring to its participants, since no one can transform their life alone. The one-on-one mentoring service helps our participants work out day-to-day struggles and make personal connections with their mentors. If requested, a spiritual component can be added to this part of the program.