MOUNT VERNON - TouchPointe Marriage & Family Resources welcomes Sheila Mills as a newly hired employee of the local faith-based non-profit. The TouchPointe organization was founded in 2010 and has grown tremendously in the last seven years. Executive Director, Dan Humphrey, says that with the launching of the KnoxWorks program, additonal paid staff is necessary to handle the extra work load. Mills will work along side Cheyenne Kuhn at the TouchPointe Life Center located at 120 S. Norton, Mount Vernon.
Mills’ title as TouchPointe’s Development Coordinator will include administrative duties as well as working with various local organizations and agencies, and the local courts to help the TouchPointe clientele overcome barriers and obstacles that sometimes prevents stableness in their lives. Mills knows firsthand that having a good support team is vital in keeping lives on track. Along with Cheyenne, Sheila joins with over fifteen TouchPointe volunteers who work directly with men and women who are in need of a “hand up.” Such help may be nothing more than being a positive role model, or it may be one-on-one mentoring, or group instruction.
Sheila holds an Associate’s degree in Administrative Assisting from American Business College in San Diego, CA. She received the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Award and serves as a Knox County Chamber Ambassador. Mills leads women’s small group at the local Celebrate Recovery, and is the Assistant Secretary for Ohio Women’s Mission Union. She is a member of Green Valley Southern Baptist Church and the leader of church’s Children in Action.
TouchPointe is about building relationships and prefers to refer to the men and women they work with as “neighbors” rather than as “clients.” The organization’s purpose is to “Touch the lives of people and offer Hope to the Hurting.”