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 last 8 years, Project T.O.U.C.H. has operated an annual winter shelter for our most vulnerable citizens serving approximately 40 people every night (December through April). Our year round self-sustaining transitional housing program does not receive any federal government funding, and serves over 160 individuals daily with an average of 50 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 through a variety of programs:
· Transitional Housing Program: Through 28 apartments, a 4-plex and one home, we serve families, single mothers, single fathers, the elderly, Veterans, men and women averaging between 160-170 people daily including 40-50 children.
· Local Winter Emergency Shelter:(Runs Approx. 6 months) Starting December 1st – The winter shelter is open 7 nights a week serving dinner and breakfast, providing overnight shelter to meet the needs of hundreds of clients each winter. First come first serve. I.D. is required. No violent crimes or sex offenders accepted. Call our main office for details: 951-677-9661
· Police Response Program: Responding 24/7 to calls from the local police departments to assist in homeless situations.
· Direct Emergency Assistance: For motel stays, food, gasoline, clothing, bus tickets and any other emergency needs.
· Community Food Program: Utilizing our long standing business relationships along with building new partnerships, we provide a stream of food donations that not only feeds our clients in transitional housing but to also supports other local non-profit partners and churches who struggle to keep food on their shelves.
· Resource Referral Center: Responding to hundreds of calls monthly providing appropriate resources to assist in any given situation. Project T.O.U.C.H partners with Social Services, Drug and Alcohol Rehab programs, Mental Health Service, Homeless Prevention Programs, etc.