Welcome to TOUCH
TOUCH-Together Our Unity Can Heal is a community-based public health organization that provides compassionate and effective services to our neighbors in the Hudson Valley. TOUCH has been a Ryan White AIDS Service Organization for over 30 years. Our work leads to healthier individuals and stronger communities.
COVID-19 Response: TOUCH is a local leader in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic; coordinating the distribution of food for over 2,000,000 meals since the pandemic began as the lead agency for Rockland Community Against Hunger (RCAH) and offering medical case management services and nutritional counseling to people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses.
Promoting Nutrition and Preventing Food Insecurity: TOUCH has operated a Ryan White Nutrition Program since 1992, serving people living with HIV and providing them with home-delivered food when needed, as well as ongoing nutritional counseling. TOUCH also coordinates a Food Recovery Program with RCAH that collects an average of 15,000 lbs. of food per week from local supermarkets and gleaning programs and delivers it to over 30 local food pantries. We founded the GET FRESH program in 2011 and work with RCAH and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and the Food Bank of Northeastern NY to organize weekly mass distributions of food to local pantries. TOUCH also manages Hunger Prevention & Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) and FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grants to serve those in urgent need.
Medical Case Management: TOUCH improves quality of life by providing individualized Medical Case Management and wellness support from our experienced multi-lingual team. Our case managers help our members with HIV and other chronic illnesses to access needed care and medications, maintain treatment adherence and get the support they need to thrive. We offer a welcoming, safe environment free of stigma for all our members. This includes vulnerable populations who too often experienced barriers to receiving needed services before they came to TOUCH.
Nutritional Counseling: TOUCH recognizes that food can be medicine and is committed not only to preventing hunger but also to promoting health through better food choices. Our nutrition programs are informed by the expertise of a Registered Dietitian who also gives individualized counseling to our clients through our Eating Well Medical Nutrition Therapy Program.
Together We Can Make a Difference
Volunteers, grants and individual donations are all essential to our continued success in serving our community. We ask for your support and personal involvement in building a healthier community where no one is left behind. To volunteer, donate or learn more visit: www.TouchNY.org or call 845-268-8023
TOUCH-Together Our Unity Can Heal is a private not-for-profit agency providing humane and holistic services to persons living with chronic illness in the Hudson Valley of New York.