Taryn’s Story

Our story begins on December 4th, 1993 when Taryn Alyssa Hill was brought into this world. A force to be reckoned with from day one, Taryn lived her life with a dynamic energy, perseverance, determination, and lively energy that was often unrivaled. Through her youth she was often defiant and determined to do things her own way, which gave her the grit to meet the challenges thrown at her in young adulthood. 

A single mother by the age of 19 to her daughter, Payton Olivia Hill, Taryn was dedicated to providing a safe household. Having left an abusive relationship, Taryn reached out to community resources to assist her during this time of transition. Organizations such as Home Horizons and the Beaver Valley Outreach helped her get back on her feet by providing support in any way necessary. The connections they provided for legal assistance, the emotional support, and most importantly the confidence that was given to her was immeasurable. 

Taryn worked two jobs to support her and Payton but still found time to put others first, help those who needed it, nurture friendships, and have a little fun here and there. 

On November 9th, 2013 Taryn was tragically taken from us. Now, we are ready to tell her story and provide the support to a community that was so ready to support her. 



I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples

Mother Teresa


The Touch of Taryn aims to impact our community in a positive way by giving back. Our mission is to ensure that citizens within our community have the resources required to positively impact their lives. The Touch of Taryn's mission is to ensure these resources are at everyone's finger tips and that no one is every truly alone. Our mission is to make an impact that lasts a lifetime; a legacy. By working with like-minded organizations and charities we hope to help families in transition and/or crisis. We hope to turn our loss, our grief, into something great.

Our Focus

Extra-curricular Involvement in Sports and the Arts
Domestic Violence Awareness
Grief Support and Mental Health
Crisis/Transitional Assistance

Like-Minded Organizations & Charities

Beaver Valley Outreach
Home Horizons Transitional Program
My Friend's House
United Way

Funds Raised in 2017

The Touch of Taryn raised over $10,000 during 2017.
We are so excited to see what 2018 has in store for us!