Homelessness 201 – REGISTRATION OPEN

Homelessness 201 is our primary training series and is designed to help staff (at all levels) build new skills and tools to better serve people experiencing homelessness. H201s focus on emerging and ongoing needs within our community. The content can be specific to population or program models and often build off the content covered in H101.  

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.

Upcoming workshops:

Homelessness 201- Culture Matters

June 1, 2017

This highly interactive workshop is designed to help individuals enhance their cultural awareness and understand the affect of unconscious bias on workplace performance. Participants draw upon research-based findings to improve their self-awareness and to develop the first steps for relating and working with cultural intelligence.

Objective: To help participants identify their biases and to provide them with practical strategies for using that understanding to improve performance when working across cultures.

This course is appropriate for all populations/program staff including supervisors.

Presented by: Cecilia Stanton Adams and Malissa Stanton Adams.  Cecilia is a visionary leader with over 15 years experience as a  diversity expert. She is most noted for her ability to foster paradigm shifts, change behavior, and empower individuals, teams, and communities.

Malissa brings over 15 years of research, knowledge and passion for racial equity, social justice, and community relations.

Together they form Stanton Adams Consulting.  Please visit their website for more information: www.stantonadams.com

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 1, 2-4pm

Location: Washington County Government Center: 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater, 55082

Click HERE for more information and to register.


Homelessness 201- Long Term Homelessness/Chronic Homelessness Definition

June 14

The definitions of Chronic Homelessness and Long-Term Homelessness are similar, but they have some important differences. Those differences can delay or derail housing applications if you use the wrong definition when referring a client to housing. Using the right definition and proving that your client meets that definition are essential to getting funding for your client’s housing. This presentation will review the CH and LTH definitions and the documentation you need to secure funding for your client.

Presented by: Marti Maltby has spent 20 years working with homeless and low income populations in housing and clinical settings. He has worked in homeless shelters, transitional and permanent housing programs and treatment settings as a service provider and administrator. Marti has also trained social service staff at conferences and trainings on the homeless culture, Housing First models and crisis intervention and de-escalation.

Heather Duchsherer works as Metro Regional Manager for Hearth Connection. Heather has worked as a case manager in emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing. Additionally, she has run a community-based domestic violence program and completed her graduate research on homeless/housing policy and its implications for victim services providers.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 1-4pm (NOTE: This is a 3 hour training)

Location: Washington County Government Center: 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater, 55082

Click HERE for more information and to register.


More trainings coming!

Personality Disorders – July 11

Motivational Interviewing – September 19