Welcome to MESH 

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 or membership questions.

Homelessness 101 is a series of trainings covering essential material needed for working in homelessness and  supportive housing. It is best suited for staff who are newer to the field or for staff looking for refreshers on best practices. Currently, the six modules included are: Housing First with Harm Reduction, History of Homelessness, Client Engagement, Boundaries & Ethics, Ending Homelessness and Trauma Informed Practice. We believe that these six trainings cover content that every person in the field should have a basic understanding of as we work towards the goal of preventing and ending homelessness.

Homelessness 201 is our primary training series and is designed to help staff (at all levels) build new skills and tools to better serve people experiencing homelessness. H201s focus on emerging and ongoing needs within our community. The content can be specific to population or program models and often build off the content covered in H101.  

Upcoming Trainings:

HOMELESSNESS 101 Registration NOW OPEN –  See below for more information.


July 27 – Homelessness 201 – Trauma: the Neurology Behind it and the Best Practices for it’s Treatment

Date/Time: Thursday, July 27, 10-2

Location: Lakes and Pines: 1700 Maple Av E, Mora 55051

Training is closed.  Please leave Michele a message at 612-298-7134 if you would like further information.

August 21 – Homelessness 201 – General Assistance/MN Supplemental Aid & Client Engagement

Date/Time: Monday, August 21, 12:30-3:30

Location: Owatonna Public Utilities: 208 S Walnut St, Owatonna 55060

Click HERE for more information and to register.

HOMELESSNESS 101 – Registration NOW OPEN

  • July 10 and 12
  • August 8 and 10
  • September 14 and 15

Click HERE for more information and to register.

More trainings coming!

Homelessness 201 – Motivational Interviewing – September 19

SOAR Fundamentals – Metro – September 20/21

Homelessness 201 – Landlord/Tenant Laws for Social Workers – October 26

Homelessness 201 – Working with LGBTQ Clients – November 14

SOAR Fundamentals trainings coming to Greater MN areas this fall.

Homelessness 101 – Quarter 4 – Model 1

  • October 10 and 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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