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.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Virtual Learning Series
Join the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless for 10 webinar sessions including presentations from the Department of Human Services, Institute for Community Alliances, Minnesota Housing, Minnesota Tribal Collaborative, and Wilder Research. The Virtual Learning Series takes place November 16 – 20, 2020 with session at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each day. Visit the conference website to register and check out the schedule.
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.
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: