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MESH’s mission is to form partnerships to build metro-wide solutions that will end homelessness and increase affordable housing choices.

Upcoming Trainings:

January 10, 2017

Self-Care as Healing from Trauma & Burnout: Why not make your New Year’s resolution about self-care? What if your goal for the New Year was to love your job every day? Burnout is something we hear about frequently but in this training we will look specifically at the immediate cause: secondary trauma. As providers, we interact with people who are going through trauma every day and eventually that rubs off on us. Secondary trauma permeates every aspect of our personal lives – relationships, hobbies, passions and more. Through this training we will discuss the signs of secondary trauma and (more importantly) practice skills to minimize and prevent burnout from happening. I can almost guarantee you’ll have fun!

Presented by: Monica Shaffer has worked with trauma survivors for several years. The women she supports have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, chronic homelessness, political torture, human trafficking, chemical dependency and more. She is currently the Program Enrichment and Volunteer Coordinator at Ascension Place in North Minneapolis.

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 10, 1-3pm

Location: NW Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center  55429

Registration is FULL.  Contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org to be placed on the wait list.


Trainings in Greater MN 

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See Homelessness 201 page for future trainings.  We’re working hard to offer more trainings. If you are a trainer or have ideas for trainings, please contact Michele.

7th Annual Chip In to End Homelessness Golf Tournament & Silent Auction!

Thank you to everyone who came to golf and participate in the silent (and live) auction on Friday, September 23!  Despite the rain and lightning that cut the golf day short, it was a FUN and WORTHY time to learn more about how MN Coalition for the Homeless and MESH are working with organizations and individuals to help end homelessness in Minnesota.  One thing we learned… it IS a solvable problem!  So thank you for being part of that solution.

Special HUGE thanks to our sponsors:

  • Blackrock

  • CSH

  • Larkin Hoffman Attorneys

  • Randall Family Foundation

  • Tradition Mortgage

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