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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:

September 20/21 – SOAR Fundamentals – Metro

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 8:30-4:30 and Thursday, September 21, 8:30-12

Location: RS Eden Lindquist: 1931 W Broadway, Minneapolis 55411

Registration is closed.


October 10/11 – Homelessness 101 – 2 FULL DAY

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 11, 8:45-3:45

Location: Center for Changing Lives: 2400 Park Av S, Minneapolis, 55404

Click HERE for more information and to register.


October 26 – Landlord/Tenant Laws for Social Workers

Date/Time: Thursday, October 26, 1:30-4 (2.5 hour training)

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

Click HERE for more information and to register.


More trainings coming!

Homelessness 201 – Working with LGBTQ Clients – November 14

Homelessness 201 – Motivational Interviewing – December 5

Homelessness 201 – Self-Care – January 17

SOAR Fundamentals trainings coming to Greater MN areas this fall.

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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