Dan Henrie, Administrator
Touchstone State Community Facility
2010 Puget St. N.E.
Olympia, WA 98506
Touchstone Community Facility is located in Olympia. The focus of Touchstone is to successfully transition youth back into the community by providing individual treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills acquisition and generalization, a variety of educational, vocational, and employment opportunities, and support for family reintegration. Youth can participate in regular educational programming both on-site and on-campus. High school, GED Prep, community college, university, vocational school, and or work in the community are available to youth. Opportunity for employment in the community is also offered. Youth have many opportunities to be in the community to participate in shopping, recreation, field trips, local community activities, and family visits, including earning community involvement passes to go out in the community with family. Touchstone staff work with families and support others to successfully transition youth back to their community upon release.
Information for Parents, Guardians, and Family
Every youth residing at Touchstone has an assigned counselor who serves as the youth’s case manager. Counselors work with the youth to assess their needs and provide appropriate treatment, activities, and services. Treatment options include interpersonal skills training, mental health, SUD, life skills, and job training. Some treatment and planning will occur during counseling sessions with the case manager, while others will occur in a specialized setting.
Visitation is scheduled in advance by calling the facility prior to the visit to confirm a time that works with the youth, family, and facility seven days a week.
Future and Transition
Parents, guardians, and family members are invited to be present for all future planning meetings and are considered part of the team that builds the future plan for their youth throughout their stay and beyond. The goal of the plan is to build a plan that returns the youth to their home or new community in a way that meets their needs for school, work, treatment, free time, and living arrangements.
Youth released from a community facility may or may not have a parole obligation. JR currently provides parole services to about half of the youth they serve. Your counselor can tell you if your child will be on parole.