Touch Health Association is a nonprofit organization located in Oakland, CA. THA has been offering massage therapy and training since 2001 to Teen Moms in Oakland Public High Schools. Recently THA have expanded their services to work with the Vera Casey Center in Berkeley.
“We go in each week for an hour for 6-8 weeks,” says Selena Lee, founder of Touch Health Association. “All classes are given at the school sites. They are counted as Life Skills credits at school. The transformation I see is always astounding. The parent child bond is greatly enhanced through teaching infant massage and healthy touch techniques. They display more confidence with touch and openness to nurturing touch with their babies.”
—Examiner.com-Miami; Oakland, California; August 20, 2009