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Touchstone Family Association
Strengthening Families • Building Community

Touchstone is a non-profit community based social service agency. We have been providing services to Richmond and nearby areas since 1983.

Our services have primarily focused on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Through qualified staff, we offer a wide variety of professional services to the community.

COVID-19 Information & Reference Materials

COVID 19 Pandemic Relief: Thank you to our funders providing direct support to Touchstone clients during the COVID 19 Pandemic:

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Stressed Teens

Family Preservation & Family Reunification Program Services

UPDATE - April 2020

The Spring 2020 Stressed Teens Group will begin once again this Spring.  However, given the CoVid-19 pandemic, we will be moving to an online platform for this session.   The group will run 2 days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays in May from 3-430 pm.  The group will be run through the ZOOM platform.   We will begin on Tuesday May 5th, and wrap up on Thursday May 28th

Touchstone Family Association’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) program for youth ages 13-19 is a no-cost group for adolescents who are struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, and/or needing emotional regulation. This program utilizes mindfulness and CBT in a group setting to teach self-regulation and coping skills to teenagers.  Referrals are currently being accepted by filling out a referral form, this group is open to any youth residing in Richmond.  Once a referral is received, we will contact the youth directly to set up a virtual interview with them prior to the group start date. Please see the attached poster for more information.   

Click here to view the Stressed Teens Poster.

Click here for the application form.

Contact us for more information or to make a referral.


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Our Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Teens program will help teens 13-19 years of age learn simple yet effective tools to manage stress and anxiety.  In this eight week class you will learn mindfulness techniques to intentionally focus awareness and observation of your emotions and behavaiours from moment to moment. We focus on learning how we manifest stress and how it resonates in our behaviours.  We help participants develop a toolbox of positive coping skills to take you through life in a less reactive , more responsive way. The goal of this program is to learn to increase happiness, improve concentration and creativity, learn to emotionally regulate, improve satisfactions of relationship and better understand self.

To know when the next group will start please contact Lisa Ward or Kelly Gault.

Click here to view the Stressed Teens Poster.

Click here for the application form.

Contact us for more information or to make a referral.

Thank you to our funders for their ongoing support for Touchstone Programs and Services

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