T.O.U.C.H. (Teaching Opportunity Unity by Connecting Hearts) serves at-risk and vulnerable populations in Central Ohio. Our mission is to "reach out and touch" the lives of individuals and families, empowering them to achieve self-sufficiency, positive relationships, and economic success. We help to restore communities by restoring lives.
MCS (Metropolitan Community Services) was founded in 1984 to serve vulnerable populations in the Columbus area. In 2008, T.O.U.C.H. (Teaching Opportunity Unity by Connecting Hearts) joined MCS to provide mentoring and workforce development to formerly incarcerated men and women.
Originally focused exclusively on reentry, T.O.U.C.H. expanded its services to at-risk youth in 2010. Our agency now provides mentoring, workforce development, educational guidance, case management, and basic needs assistance both to low-income youth and to pre- and post-release adults.
Would you recommend Metropolitan Community Services- T.O.U.C.H.?
T.O.U.C.H. is one of the best places I have volunteered. The people are so great -- the staff, other volunteers, and program participants. There is a feeling of teamwork, working toward the same goal. I like the small-office feel. The morale is great. I have spent the majority of my time there volunteering in the clothing bank area, but I have recently also started attending the Women's Group sessions, and I have learned so much about this population of people that I used to have such preconceived notions of. The participants are eager and forthcoming and honest and spiritual. I have truly enjoyed getting to know everyone I've come into contact with at T.O.U.C.H.