Welcome to MESH’s website. 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.

Upcoming trainings:

Refugee Process 101:  Who are refugees? How do they get to the United States? Why do they choose to live in MN? What are the international and federal structures that govern refugee processing? What is the landscape of refugees coming to MN and what are the supports, services and resources available to them here? If you have ever wondered about these questions, come and learn the basics! This session will offer a broad overview of the structures, systems and resources that manage and facilitate the entry and integration of refugees into our nation and state.        

Presented by: Rachele King – Manager of the Resettlement Programs Office at the Department of Human Services where she serves as the MN State Refugee Coordinator.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, June 28, 2-4pm

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

Register HERE


Social Security Disability: the Process & the Myths: Disability Determination Services (DDS) determines medical eligibility for Minnesotans who have filed for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Regulated and funded by the federal government, DDS decides whether or not a claimant’s medical condition is considered a disability under Social Security law.

Presented by: Tanya Heitzinger and Anne Heintz – Tanya and Anne provide outreach throughout the State of Minnesota. They work with clinics, hospitals, and organizations discussing the disability process, debunking common myths, and providing tips on applying for Social Security Disability.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2-4pm

Location: RS Eden-Lindquist Apartments: 1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN  55411

Register HERE


Motivational Interviewing in the Trenches: What is MI?  It is a goal-oriented counseling style that helps you understand your client, build a working relationship, identify meaningful goals, and support behavior change by exploring and resolving ambivalence.  Join us and learn and practice a few basic MI tools to help you help your clients move in the direction of their goals.

Presented by: Steve Carlson, PsyD – Steve is currently employed by the University of Minnesota as a Clinical Trainer at the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 27, 1-3pm

Location: RS Eden-Lindquist Apartments: 1931 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN  55411

Register HERE

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!

Friday, September 23

Register HERE.  Click here for more information.

Questions?  Contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org



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