Homelessness 101

Homelessness 101 is April 27 and 28 – FULL 

Contact events@mesh-mn.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Homelessness 101 is a two day workshop that provides a basic orientation to the field of ending homelessness. We help coordinate a Steering Committee of volunteers that has conducted workshops quarterly.

Non-Members: Registration is closed.

Members: Registration is closed.

Scholarships are closed.

Day 1: Wednesday, April 27th, 8:15am-4:30pm

Day 1 Location (Both East and West Metro Registrants)
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Society and Community: A broad overview of the history of homelessness in our society and the continuum of service and housing models being used to end homelessness in our communities.
Working with Participants: An exploration of who our programs serve as well as the strengths and barriers of our participants.

How to be a good advocate: creating a welcoming environment; what our roles are as advocates; what are appropriate boundaries; and how to take care of yourself while working in stressful situations.

Day 2: Thursday, April 28th, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Introduction to Community Resources: Speakers will present on array of resource options and how to make a good referral.

Tour of Shelters (Ramsey/East Metro or Hennepin/West Metro):
Attendees will tour at least one family, youth, and singles shelter in either the east or west metro.

Day 2 Location (West Metro Registrants)
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Day 2 Location (East Metro Registrants)
Saint Paul Area Council of Churches
1671 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Breakfast & Lunch are provided both days.

Please contact events@mesh-mn.org with questions.

Homelessness 101 Resources are provided for your reference:

Day 1 PowerPoints
History of Homelessness
Continuum of Care
Working Effectively with Homeless People
AdvocacyOrganizational Responses to Homelessness

Day 2 West Metro PowerPoints
How to Make a Bad Referral
Minnesota’s Community Living Supports


Please note that some the PowerPoints are fairly large and make a few minutes to completely download.

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