MN Transition Coalition News - December 29, 2020

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Congress Passes Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act

On Wednesday, December 16, the National Council’s yearlong advocacy push to improve mental health and substance use disorder treatment for justice-involved people resulted in Congress passing the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act. The bill, next heading to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law, authorizes direct support to community mental health and addiction treatment centers, as well as local jails, so they can better collaborate to fill the gaps and improve access to treatment.

Virtual National Mentoring Summit: January 27–29, 2021

The virtual National Mentoring Summit, organized by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, will feature online workshops that showcase exemplary program models, collaborations, research, and innovations that have positive implications for strengthening the mentoring field. The summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. More than 1,300 individuals from 45 states and 10 countries attended last year’s summit. Registration information is available online.

Vine and Branches

Vine and Branches is a two-part ministry of Hope Church. Our mission is to provide clean, high quality used clothing and housewares to those on a limited budget. We operate a thrift store within Hope Church, open three times per week:

Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For those to whom thrift store prices pose a hardship, Vine and Branches offers FREE clothing, BY APPOINTMENT, on a ONE-TIME basis. A REFERRAL from a case manager or social worker is required for free clothing appointments. Attached form must be filled out and sent to

Referral Form



“Pre-Treatment Housing” is a safe and supportive board and lodge housing option for persons waiting to enter a SUD treatment program. This housing option is meant for persons with a treatment plan in place, who are waiting for bed availability OR for persons who need a place to go while they get a CD assessment to begin the process of finding a treatment program.


  • This housing program is meant for persons with SUD and/or co-occurring disorders. This program offers temporary housing while individuals are waiting for the next steps in their recovery journeys.
  • Beyond Brink may ask that potential residents have a medical clearance prior to admission when needed. This would include detox or a hospital stay, to be through the initial detox from any chemicals prior to admission if severe withdrawal symptoms are present. Beyond Brink does not have medical staff and cannot assist in the initial detox process.
  • This program is a co-ed facility accepting both male and females depending on bed availability.


  • Residents will need a qualifying diagnosis for Housing Support and treatment services prior to admission or within 24 hours upon admission to the program
  • Residents will need a Rule 25 Assessment indicating Treatment Services AND peer recovery support services
  • Residents may be admitted from Detox, hospital or jail or may enter from the community. Residents entering the program from the community may be asked to obtain medical services if severe withdrawal symptoms are present. Staff will help and work with all persons in need of additional services.
  • Residents without an Assessment may be accepted into the program while we work with them directly to obtain a treatment recommendation when needed
  • Residents will need to complete paperwork for Housing Support, Rule 25 assessment, Medical Assistance and/or CCDTF if they have not done so prior to admission.

Application Form