Welcome to MESH (Metro-Wide Engagement on Shelter and Housing)

Learn more about MESH, our training classes and events, and much more.

MESH’s mission is to form partnerships to build metro-wide solutions that will end homelessness and increase affordable housing choices.  We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone to access quality training.  Please contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org for scholarship questions

Upcoming Trainings:


Culture Matters

April 20, 2017

This highly interactive workshop is designed to help individuals enhance their cultural awareness and understand the affect of unconscious bias on workplace performance. Participants draw upon research-based findings to improve their self-awareness and to develop the first steps for relating and working with cultural intelligence.

Objective: To help participants identify their biases and to provide them with practical strategies for using that understanding to improve performance when working across cultures.

This course is appropriate for all populations/program staff including supervisors.

Presented by:  Cecilia Stanton Adams and Malissa Stanton Adams

Cecilia is a visionary leader with over 15 years experience as a  diversity expert. She is most noted for her ability to foster paradigm shifts, change behavior, and empower individuals, teams, and communities.

Malissa brings over 15 years of research, knowledge and passion for racial equity, social justice, and community relations.

Together they form Stanton Adams Consulting.  Please visit their website for more information: www.stantonadams.com

Date/Time: Thursday, April 20, 1-3pm

Location: Children’s Home Society: 1605 Eustis Street, St Paul 55108


Trainings in Greater MN – REGISTRATION OPEN!

Tools for Voluntary Services in Housing First Programs: Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing

April 18, 2017

In partnership with Hearth Connection, MESH is excited to bring our first training to Northeast Minnesota! Voluntary services are vital in the Housing First model, but how do you engage clients without required services? This training will incorporate information on several best practices typically used in Housing First programs to support and engage clients with unique needs and barriers.

This is a combination of a few workshops by trainer, Geoff Meyer, below are the descriptio;ns of the those workshops.

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 18, 10-3pm (Lunch and snacks provided)

Location:  Fortune Bay Casino: 1430 Bois Forte Rd, Tower, MN  55790

Click HERE for more information and to register.


More trainings coming!

Trauma: The Neurobiology Behind It and the Best Practices for It’s Treatment – May 23

Long Term Homelessness Definition – June 15

Personality Disorders – July 11

We’re working hard to offer more trainings. If you are a trainer or have ideas for trainings, please contact Michele.  All training topics and dates are subject to change.

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