TTM Partners With Teen Challenge of Southern California


Teen Challenge of Southern California was established in 1963 and includes nine regional facilities with seven strategically placed residential facilities throughout Southern California. Last year Teen Challenge served over 200,000 men, women and children in Southern California through its resident and outreach programs. The Teen Challenge residential program continues to be one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.

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TTM Receives Community Partnership Grant From The City of Irvine

At the nomination of Councilwoman Christina Shea, the Irvine City Council awards Tender Touch Ministries, Inc., with a $1000.00 community partnership grant in support of program costs.

From the City of Irvine:

“Thank you for the important work and services your organization provides, which contribute to making Irvine a wonderful community.  The City Council looks forward to receiving your project completion report on the great work accomplished.”

TTM Attends Orange County Alliance for Just Change Kick-Off Dinner

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, TTM attended the Orange County Alliance For Just Change Kick-Off Dinner, along with other Nonprofit Organizations, held at the St Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA

OC Alliance envisions an Orange County where all people of faith and goodwill, are given the opportunity to learn about critical challenges facing our community so that they can decide how to best become part of the


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See How You Can Help TTM by Shopping At Ralph’s!



Ralph’s Donates A Percentage of Your Purchases To Tender Touch Ministries.


Participants are required to register for the new term online at or by calling us at 800-443-4438 starting September 1, 2017.  Even if you registered as recently as June, July or August 2017, you are required to register again beginning September 1st.

NEW THIS YEAR!!  As of September 1, 2017 the Scan Bar letters are no longer valid. The Scan Bar letters will no longer work at the register which makes this a great time for you to create an online account or re-enroll at their online account.

For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’.


TTM Assists Homeless At The Santa Ana Riverbed

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, TTM donated 300 burritos, 10 cases of water, 100 hygiene kits, 10 boxes of toothbrushes, 10 boxes of various chips, 10 boxes of granola bars, 10 boxes of rice crispy treats and much more, to the homeless at the Santa Ana Riverbed.  We had a great time!

Thank you team TTM for all of your hard work!

TTM Partners With Nestlé Waters North America Inc.

Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. is a business-unit of Nestlé that produces and/or distributes numerous brands of bottled water across North America. Continent-wide brands include Perrier and San Pellegrino.  Headquarters: Stamford CT

Giving Back:  On February 3, 2017, Nestlé Waters donated 25 cases of water, multiple blankets and jackets to the Lighthouse Outreach Ministries in Costa Mesa, CA.  The Lighthouse is a charitable organization that renders assistance to the homeless and needy.

Special thanks to Rob, Anon and Roy, part of the Nestlé Waters team, and to TTM’s own Matt.  Your dedication, commitment and empathy for the less fortunate is to be admired.

Tender Touch Ministries Helps Homeless on Martin Luther King Day

An update from Matthew Skaggs of Tender Touch Ministries.

Yesterday, Casey Cross and myself, went to SA Riverbed Homeless Campsite, on behalf of Tender Touch Ministries,, and dropped off 16 boxes of food, and 3 big bags of cloths. It was “Martin Luther King Day.”

We were meet by the 2d Baptist Church of Santa Ana. We also meet Angela, that lives there that needed women’s clothes and it so happened we had some to give her. She will be one of our inside contact people. I asked her to let us know when they need anything, food, cloths, water, even medical attention and we’d send help. As you can see, there are disabled people, (men and women) living in tents down by the riverbed.

For FYI: On January 27, 2017, there will be a County meeting to discuss what to do about the many hundreds of homeless in OC. It’ll be at OC Community Services building, @ 1300 S. Grand Ave., SA, Ca 92705. The public is invited to attend, starts at 9 am. I’ll be there to make a proposal.

These people need counseling, an opportunity to get a better education, career and job opportunities, if they are ever able to become a productive member of society. To think it will happen without any planning is irresponsible to say the least. The main goal is to begin developing real working programs NOT HANDOUTS like some people like to claim. Just giving everything away will never solve and has never solved any long term problem. The keyword here is “planning.”

Photos of Casey, Matt and people receiving assistance.