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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.

Breaking BARRiers

Breaking BARRiers is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Group (MBSR-T).  It is an effective and evidence-based intervention proven to reduce stress and the physical and psychological conditions that result. Breaking BARRier can improve an adolescent's functioning and quality of living socially, physically, and psychologically. 


Individual/Family Counselling/Parent-Teen Mediation

Youth who access this support have identified goals of service and are connected to the appropriate staff of the RESET Youth Team in achieving those goals through individual and/or family counselling/mediation support/outreach.



StreetSmarts Program - Youth Mentorship Support

StreetSmarts - Youth Leadership & Mentorship Programs

StreetSmarts is an Open Access Program for youth aged 12-19 who can benefit from a positive, supportive,
non-judgemental adult mentor in their lives.


School Readiness Group

The School Readiness Group meets every Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30am- 2:00 pm (during school year).  The focus is on youth who are not attending secondary school or who are at risk of losing school placement. In a small group setting, topics include academic preparedness, conflict resolution, emotional management, just to list a few.  Works closely in advocacy role with reintegration with Richmond community high schools as well as the RSB outreach teacher team.

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

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