Project T.O.U.C.H. – Together Our Unity Conquers Homelessness!
The Face of Homelessness has changed…Since our foundation in 2003, we have fought and advocated for those in need in our community to receive the most basic and essential human needs. For over a decade now we have been providing a dedicated call center serving the Temecula and Murrieta Police Departments 24/7. For the past 11 years, Project T.O.U.C.H. has operated an annual winter shelter for our most vulnerable citizens serving approximately 30-50 people every night (December through April). Our year round self-sustaining transitional housing program does not receive any federal government funding, and serves up to 130 individuals daily with an average of 30-40 children, single mothers, emancipated foster youth, domestic violence victims, seniors, mentally and physically disabled, veterans and entire families. Both programs provide comprehensive case management, employment assistance, transportation, food, clothing, medical assistance and more! We answer 1000’s of calls annually, walking alongside those in need to give resources and support to homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families providing a safety net of Love & Hope.
We service the most vulnerable in our community…
Project T.O.U.C.H Current Programs:
- Shared and Homeless Prevention Housing with 130 beds to assist single mothers, Veterans, seniors, and the disabled – averaging 35 to 40 children daily throughout Southwest Riverside County.
- Local Winter Emergency Shelter provides overnight shelter for approximately four months per year December to April – to meet the needs of hundreds of Temecula and Murrieta homeless each winter. Serving dinner and breakfast 7 days per week while shelter is open.
- Police Response Program responds 24/7 to calls from local police departments to assist in homeless and abuse situations.
- Direct Emergency Assistance for motel stays, food, gasoline, clothing, bus tickets and any other emergency needs.
- Community Food Program utilizes our long standing business relationships and new partnerships to provide a stream of food donations that not only feeds our clients in transitional housing, but also supports other local non-profit partners and churches that assist the community.
- Resource Referral Center responds to hundreds of calls monthly to provide appropriate resources for any given situation. Project T.O.U.C.H. partners with Social Services, Drug and Alcohol Rehab programs, Mental Health Service, Homeless Prevention Programs, and other community outreach programs.
- Divine Discount & Thrift Store Work-ability program trains clients for future work in retail