Homelessness 101

Homelessness 101 is a series of trainings covering essential material needed for working in homelessness and housing and 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, History of Homelessness, Motivational Interviewing, Boundaries & Ethics, Self-Care/Secondary Trauma 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 101 will be offered every quarter in the Metro area using 3 models.

MODEL 1: 2 consecutive days of training (3 modules per day)  This model requires attendance at both days.  This training will take place in the 2nd and 4th quarters of the year.

MODEL 2: 3 –  1/2 days (1 – 1/2 day per month)  This model does not require attendance at all 3 in 1 quarter.  This training will take place in the 1st quarter of the year.

MODEL 3: 6 –  2 hour trainings (2 – 2 hour trainings per month)  This model does not require attendance at all 6 in 1 quarter.  This training will take place in the 3rd quarter of the year.

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 and membership questions.  MESH membership allows discounted pricing for all MESH trainings.


Homelessness 101:  Coming Soon

Our third quarter of 2017 offers Model 3: 2 – 2 hour trainings per month in the metro area.  These dates are

  • July 10 and 12
  • August 8 and 10
  • September 26 and 28

Date/Time: Monday, July 10, 2-4

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

Registration will open for the July classes in June.


Future Dates:

Homelessness 101 – Quarter 4 – Model 1

  • October 10 and 11