MN Transition Coalition News - August 9, 2021

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Improving Criminal Justice with Four Mindset Shifts

People working in criminal justice - as well as members of the broader community - must take an honest, critical look at how we perceive and interact with justice-involved individuals. In this talk, Dr. Nicholas Powell fuses firsthand experience with criminal justice data to propose four urgently needed yet easily achievable mindset shifts to foster the well-being of people with criminal records and build stronger communities. As Director of Research at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and Adjunct Professor at Columbus State University, Dr. Nicholas Powell strives to research and formulate strategic initiatives that improve probation/parole outcomes while reducing the social consequences associated with our criminal justice system. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more HERE

Walk (or Run) for Recovery

The RCN 2nd Annual Walk for Recovery will be held on September 25, 2021. It will be held once again on the Lake Wobegon Trail in St. Joseph, MN. Registration is now open and is only $25. Proceeds from this event will go toward providing Peer to Peer Services, Advocacy and Education for those living with or seeking help with a substance use issue.

Click Here to Register

NUWAY – Mankato Counseling Center Open House

August 10 from 1-3pm at 300 11th Ave. NW, Suite 112, Rochester, MN 55901

Questions call Crystal Caruso at 651-204-3433 or

September 1 from 1-3pm. at 802 S. Front St., Mankato, MN 56001

Questions call Amy at 612-276-6497 or

Understanding Housing Stabilization Services Forms

What: The Housing Best Practices Forum is an opportunity to expand the use of best practices in helping people with disabilities move to the housing they choose.

Are you a case manager, provider, or advocate trying to figure out how to explain and/or complete forms to support a person onto Housing Stabilization Services? If so, join our next Housing Best Practices Forum to learn more about the following forms and resources specific to Housing Stabilization Services benefit access:

  • Professional Statement of Need (DHS-7122) and Guidance Document (DHS-7122A)
  • Housing Focused Person-Centered Plan (DHS-7307)
  • Housing Focused Person-Centered Plan with Home and Community-based Services Rights Modification Form (DHS-7307A) and Support Plan Guide


  • Bekah Kaufenberg-Satre and Mark Caldwell, Housing Stabilization Services
  • Jeremy Galley and Maia Uhrich, Housing Support Program

When: Monday, September 27, 2021 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Where: Webinar via WebEx, Registration required

Who should attend: Social services staff from counties and tribes, case managers, providers serving people with disabilities, providers serving people experiencing homelessness, and anyone interested in housing issues.

An archived copy of the presentation will be available by going to Housing Benefits 101 Link and clicking on the Partners Tab.

To request an ASL interpreter or CART for this presentation, please email by 9/3/2021 with the subject "CART request" or "ASL request".

Equality of Opportunity In Action: The Power of a Second Chance (8/18)

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chase for Business on Wednesday, August 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET for Equality of Opportunity in Action: The Power of a Second Chance.  

Second-chance job seekers. First-rate employees. An estimated 70 million people in the United States have an arrest or conviction record, and over 600,000 men and women are released from jail each year. More employers are leveraging the power of Second Chance Hiring by providing inmates and ex-offenders the training and support they need to re-enter the workforce. Building these pathways for the formerly incarcerated can help both individuals and help companies as they tap into an often-underutilized talent pool to fill the 8 million open jobs in the U.S.  

Featuring policymakers, business leaders, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs who are building pipelines for inmates and ex-offenders, this program will examine the key barriers facing formerly incarcerated individuals in the job market.  Speakers will explore the business case for second chance hiring and discuss how business can lead the way in helping formerly incarcerated Americans rejoin the workforce, secure good jobs, and build a fulfilling life. 

Click here to register.

MARRCH 2021 Annual Conference

October 25-27, 2021 at St. Paul River Centre

While we all continue to navigate the “new normal” and what being back in person looks like, we invite you to consider joining us at the MARRCH Annual Conference & Expo!
The MARRCH Board of Governors and Education Committee is excited to focus on Resiliency: The Key to Success at this year’s conference. We look forward to a great lineup of breakout speakers with new and emerging topics, stories of resiliency, and continuing to find ways to provide value to each of you!
Join us this October and register today!

Mitigating Behavioral Health Disparities: Using Culturally Relevant Approaches to Support Native American People Who Are Justice Involved

September 2, 2021, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Disparities related to behavioral health and justice involvement are well documented across Native American groups. Yet most programs designed to support the needs of people who are or have been incarcerated do not focus specifically on addressing the range of historic, structural, and social factors contributing to justice involvement among Native American people. Challenges related to accessing culturally responsive programming have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will present considerations and recommendations for developing culturally relevant programming for tribal members who are justice involved. Information about tailoring programming to the cultural needs of specific tribes, inter-tribal communities, and other indigenous groups will be provided within the context of the complex relationships between historic and intergenerational trauma, mental and substance use disorders, and criminal justice involvement. Two featured organizations will provide information about the programs and services they provide to Native American individuals in correctional and reentry settings, including navigating the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on tribal communities.

Click Here to Register

Voices of Reentry 

When: Monday, August 30th | 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Mill City Running (Upstairs): 411 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 OR Zoom.

Register Here:

Join Mile in My Shoes for "Voices of Reentry," co-hosted by MNSCC  and Mill City Running. Hear from MiMS Members and Alumni as they share their stories of navigating the Reentry process and returning to the community after incarceration. MNSCC will join to share ways we as community members can support Reentry reform. We will have options to join in person (for the first 40 people registered) and via zoom. A zoom link will be sent within 48 hours before the training.

The Critical Role of Monoclonal Antibodies as the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Tuesday, August 10 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET Join the day of the session If you prefer to join by phone: 833-568-8864 When prompted, enter meeting/webinar ID: 160 055 0780 and passcode: 828587

We know that this webinar conflicts with our 2020 Uniform Data System data trends webinar. Please know that we will record this webinar and share the recording. However, we strongly encourage providers who have questions about COVID-19 treatments to attend this webinar so they can participate in the Q&A portion.

About the Webinar

In the continued fight against COVID-19, we have seen how important monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutics are in helping prevent serious illness. As viral variants arise and spread, it is increasingly critical that health care providers have the latest treatment information at their fingertips. Dr. Anderson will share updates on available COVID-19 therapeutics including medication efficacy, new administration routes and novel treatments in the pipeline, fee reimbursement resources, and provider and patient tools and fact sheets. Dr. Anderson and HRSA representatives will also be available for a Q&A to answer providers’ questions about these important COVID-19 therapies.


River Ridge MN is Hiring

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - Float (Days and Evenings)

Chemical Dependency Technician- Women Residential

Chemical Dependency Technician - Men's Residential

Mental Health Psychotherapist- Independent Contractor

Learn more or apply today here:


Full Time LADC Needed

Drew Horowitz and Associates provides addiction consulting in MN and around the country. Our agency offers "non-traditional" recovery services which often fill in the gaps that exist within the addiction treatment model.

We are seeking a full time LADC to assist with our current and future clients needing a variety of support and services. This may includes; coaching, counseling, assessment, intervention, companion services, clinical transport and/or other more detailed services.

The person hired for this position will be trained and educated on the unique model offered at our agency. This position has a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement and prospective applicants should be motivated to grow within the industry.

Job requirements

  • Possess an LADC
  • Minimum BA
  • Open and willing to tackle tasks
  • Work well on a small team
  • Detailed and interested in learning
  • Maintain a flexible schedule for occasional weekend or night shifts
  • Be willing to travel on short-notice if needed
  • Understand how to properly document your work

Please email/submit a resume for review to

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Project Turnabout Internship Program

With the launch of our internship program 2 years ago, Project Turnabout (PTAB) saw an opportunity to give back to the professional development community by creating a new internship program. This internship opportunity provides young professionals a chance to grow in their academics and gain knowledge in their profession while taking part in hands-on training. As we continue to grow and strengthen our program, we actively list new internship opportunities on job listing platforms such as Facebook, Handshake, as well as our program website. Our intern opportunities at PTAB are many: Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor’s (LADC), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor’s (LPCC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Registered Nurse (RN), Health Information, and Master’s level Mental Health interns.

Over the past 3 months, we have had 11 interns gaining skills and experience in Mental Health, LADC’s, and Administration departments. Our designated full-time senior staff members are licensed and experienced to work with interns and new counselors in our PTAB system of care. This one-on-one training is pertinent to the success of each intern and the continued leadership opportunities of our staff.

Our hope for each intern experience is to provide them with a modern work environment, a full continuum of care, challenging & fulfilling work, patient- centered care, knowledgeable & experienced staff, and so much more. Overall, our commitment is to provide our interns with a high quality experience to ensure that they can take the knowledge gained while at PTAB and apply it to any professional position in their future.

Interested in learning more about Project Turnabout’s Internship Program?

Call (320) 564- 4911 or visit TODAY!




New Transformation House


Transformation House main campus rests along the beautiful Mississippi River in Anoka MN.

We currently have 5 programs/facilities in 3 locations:

Anoka: 2 facilities provide Men’s/Non-Binary High Intensity (30-45 days) and Medium Intensity (60-90 days) Residential programs. Our main campus on S Ferry Rd (TH), which also provides IOP w Lodging and OP services, houses 16 Clients. Our 2nd site, one mile north (TH1), houses 12.

Fridley: Women’s/Non-Binary High and Medium Intensity Residential, IOP w Lodging and OP programs. The Residential facility (TH2)  can accommodate 28 IP Clients.

Also in Fridley is Betty's House Sober Living, right next door to TH2, which can accommodate 20 Female/Non-Binary Clients.. Betty’s House provides IOP w/lodging. Many Clients that complete our Residential program choose this option. Most Clients that successfully complete the Residential programs enter our IOP program to support their continuing care and recovery. Clients who choose to reside at Betty’s Place can receive lodging discounts based on participation in the IOP program. They can stay indefinitely, but usually up to 1 year.

By the River Sober Living is located in Champlin MN, houses Male/Non-Binary residents. Most residents participate in our IOP w/lodging program (they also can receive a discount on rent based on if they complete 12 or 20 hours per  week), but IOP participation is not required to reside at the Champlin site. By the River can house 15 individuals (9 bedrooms).

Outpatient Programs Services

IOP w Lodging requires 22 hours of programming weekly for 90-120 days. 

OP w Lodging is a Medium Intensity track, and requires 14 hours of programming weekly for 120-150 days.

OP is a Low Intensity track with variable hours weekly (usually 6-12), based on treatment needs and life in the community obligations. Also provides opportunity to retain residence at a TH facility for 6-12 months.

Treatment Focus

Transformation House is Client Centered, an LGBTQ ally, and utilizes Motivational interviewing, CBT and 12 Step principles in counseling. We are in the process of adding more modalities.

Treatment focus is on helping our Clients develop Relapse Prevention Skills, augmented by working through Emo/Behav/Cog challenges, including family of origin issues, and trauma. We have also expanded our Recovery Environment programming to increase development of Independent Living Skills that include practical Life Skills training (obtaining ID, DL, exploring employment and housing options, utilizing local resources, etc).​


To refer an Individual, Contact our Intake Coordinator: Loni McCoy, M-F 7am-3pm, at

763-452-7005.    fax763-427-6084       


Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

Programs based on exactly what you need to change your life for good.

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NorthStar Regional Program Availability

Immediate Point-of-Care COVID Testing On-Site | Available for New Clients with Instant Results

Phone number for Admissions: 1-833-NSR-HOPE (1-833-677-4673)

Email:  -  Fax: 763-225-4470

Program availability changes daily, click here to check our website for updates.

Residential Treatment Programs

Shakopee - Men’s Residential Treatment Center – Bed Availability Beginning August 16th

Chaska - Women’s Residential Treatment Center – Bed Availability Beginning August 16th

Sober Housing

Women’s Sober Housing – No Wait List – Immediate Openings Available, 2 Beds Now Available

Men’s Sober Housing – No Wait List – Immediate Openings Available, 4 Beds Now Available

Intensive Outpatient Program with Lodging


Women’s Intensive Outpatient with Lodging – No Wait List – Immediate Openings Available, 1 Bed Now Available

Men’s Intensive Outpatient with Lodging – Beds Available next week, Call to inquire

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Men’s Intensive Outpatient with Lodging – Beds Available next week, Call to inquire

Intensive Outpatient Program


Day and Evening Intensive Outpatient Program – No Wait List – Immediate Openings Available

Maple Grove

Men’s and Women’s Morning Intensive Outpatient Program – No Wait List – Immediate Openings Available

Men’s and Women’s Evening Intensive Outpatient Program – No Wait List – Immediate Openings Available

Mental Health Services

To schedule an appointment, please call 952-974-3999.

We’re hiring! Visit our careers page for more information