Homelessness 101

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 101 will be offered every quarter in the Metro area using 2 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.

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.

Hearth Partners who have a code for discount can choose that option in the registration.


Homelessness 101: 2018

Quarter 1:

Day 1: January 25, 8:45-12:30

Day 2: TBD in February 8:45-12:30

Day 3: TBD in March 8:45-12:30

Location: St. Paul

Quarter 2:

Day 1: April 24, 8:30-3:30

Day 2: April 25, 8:30-3:30

Location: Minneapolis