The Minnesota Statewide Training Planning Workgroup (comprised of state agency staff, Continuum of Care (CoC) leads, and nonprofit partners from across the state) was formed in 2019 to help identify resources and strategies to better meet the training needs of shelter and housing providers across the state. This page will be built out to include a variety of training topics.
Shelter Worker Training Series
St. Stephen’s Human Services has created an online Shelter Worker Training Series that covers a series of core training topics for shelter staff. Topics covered include:
- Altered Mental Status
- Cultural Awareness
- De-Escalation Training
- Harm Reduction
- Native American Cultural Awareness
- Navigating Shelter for LGBTQQI Folks
- Shelter Journey
This work was funded by the Department of Human Services’ Office of Economic Opportunity.
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Virtual Learning Series
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless hosted a virtual learning series in November 2020. You can watch all of the videos on the MCH YouTube channel.
The following materials are identified for providers and community partners to learn Housing First principles and best practices. A sample check list is also included to help you make a basic assessment of whether and to what degree your program is using the Housing First approaches.
Introduction to Housing First:
Core principles of Housing First and Rapid Rehousing: