The RESET Youth Team is dedicated to supporting youth aged 13-19 and their families in partnership with the Richmond School District.
Building Safer Communities (BSC)
The Building Safer Communities program aims to prevent at-risk young people, between the ages of 12 and 24, from becoming gang involved or vulnerable to gangs. Touchstone Family Association, in collaboration with the City of Richmond, offers participants with opportunities for clinical counselling, mentorship, social belonging, community connections, self expression, recreational activities, and life skills building. Through established Micro Hubs and outreach support, young people also have access to a variety of group workshops and workplace readiness funding. It is an area of focus to provide vulnerable young people with an accessible, safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment and to help them reflect on their current lifestyle and guide them down a better road so they can thrive within their community.
This program encourages referrals from community professionals, family members, and young individuals seeking support within the City of Richmond. There are no costs associated with this program.
Download the Building Safer Communities Referral form
For referrals and more information, please contact Briana Cook
The Richmond Restorative Justice Program is centered on helping victims and is aimed at holding young people accountable for their crimes.
Connect is a 10-week evidence based program, that promotes social, emotional and behavioural adjustment and attachment security in children and youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age.
Parents meet in small groups with two clinical counsellors and trained facilitators, for 1.5 hours each week. Touchstone facilitators ensure a caring climate for participants to feel supported.
Each session provides parents with a new perspective on parent-teen relationships and adolescent development. Parents watch role-plays, do exercises and discuss new ways of responding to challenging behaviour and problems. Research shows that parents report feeling less stressed and more effective in parenting; they see fewer behaviour problems and better social functioning in their teen.
To find out more about the program, please contact: