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:

Somali 101: In delivering treatment to Somali individuals, specific cultural considerations affect the outcome. Participants will understand the basic cultural considerations in assisting Somali clients and families navigate treatment. We will focus in on values, religion and the dos and don’ts in therapy.

Presented by: Yussuf F. Shafie, MSW, LGSW Somali and graduate of the University of MN. Yussuf is an active, well respected member of the Somali community. Yussuf opened Somali restaurant Tawakal in Burnsville in 2012, while completing his studies at the U of M. He completed his internship with Community University Health Care Center as a Social Work Triage Specialist.  He then continued on as a Mental Health Practitioner with CUHCC. In 2015, Yussuf opened Alliance Wellness Center in Bloomington MN., a DHS licensed Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program. He is currently working on establishing Inpatient program. Yussuf’s passion is to bring Wellness to those affected by Addiction and Mental Health.

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 9, 1:30-3:30pm

Location: Center for Changing Lives (LSS): 2400 Park Av S, Minneapolis, MN  55404

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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