MN Transition Coalition News -February 7, 2022

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Law Enforcement Trauma and Stress

March 22, 2022 | 8am-12pm | Virtual

Develop effective tools for facing the stress of your profession.

First responders, law enforcement, and correctional officers often face extreme trauma and stress.

From witnessing violence and death at crime scenes, traffic accidents, and medical emergencies, to encountering people enduring the worst moments of their lives, to the often long or odd work shifts that can contribute to burnout—it can lead to anyone feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and dealing with painful trauma.

How do you cope over years or decades in such a career field? Learn from an expert who has faced trauma, violence, and life-threatening injuries himself.

Instructor Steven Hough is a 20-year veteran of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) and spent seven years assigned to the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force. While serving a warrant with the task force, Hough was shot several times, including once in the face. Because of his actions, Steven was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery, United States Marshal’s Purple Heart, and the Medal of Valor from Santa Rosa County.

Hough has the experience, credibility, and knowledge to help others deal with the same difficulties he’s faced.

Build up your knowledge of trauma and stress to help yourself and your fellow officers!

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MSA Housing Assistance vs. Housing Support

Register now!

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.

Using MSA Housing Assistance or Housing Support in Community Based Settings • In what type of settings can you use MSA Housing Assistance? • What definition of “own home” does MSA Housing Assistance use? • In what type of settings can you use Housing Support? • In what type of settings can you use either MSA Housing Assistance or Housing Support? • How might someone benefit from using MSA Housing Assistance instead of Housing Support


  • John Petroskas, Policy Specialist, Housing and Support Services Division
  • Maia Uhrich, Policy Specialist, Housing and Support Services Division

When: Monday, March 14, 2022 1-2:30 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 2/14/2022 with the subject "CART request" or "ASL request".

Free virtual support group for adults supporting a child, spouse, or partner suffering from OCD and anxiety

Rogers Behavioral Health offers a free virtual support group for adults supporting a child, spouse, or partner suffering from OCD and anxiety. Each session will provide valuable resources and support, allowing participants to:

  • Connect with other families
  • Have a safe place to share tips, ideas, and challenges
  • Improve self-care
  • Receive valuable education

Third Tuesday of every month 6:30 to 8 pm Those interested in attending may email me at to RSVP or learn more.


Work at Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Fergus Falls


Little Falls



Silver Bay

St. Paul


A Woman's Way Residential Program has Immediate Openings

A Woman’s Way offers gender and trauma responsive residential treatment for adults with substance use disorders. Our program provides intensive and comprehensive treatment services in an intimate environment. Each resident receives personal attention and support as she becomes a member of a healing community.

River Ridge Recovery’s residential programs are located in suburban residential neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. They are each sixteen-bed residences adjacent to picturesque parks, a lake and numerous walking paths. These are environments where clients can begin to heal physically and emotionally from their substance use disorders.

Our programs offer a safe, structured and supportive environment. Each home is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more visit or call 952-894-7722.


Women’s Transitional Living
Center for Women in Recovery

Our Transitional Living Home for women (ages 18 years and older), often referred to as a “Halfway House,” is located in Willmar, Minnesota.  The program offers those in early recovery from alcohol or drugs a supportive place to settle in, go to school, or re-enter the workplace – a starting point to again become responsible members of the community.

CALL TODAY - 1.800.862.1453


309 7th St NW | Willmar, MN 56201


DHS requesting proposals to provide supportive housing services for adults with serious mental illness

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is requesting proposals to provide supportive services for people with serious mental illness who are homeless, long-term homeless, or exiting institutions, and who have complex needs and face high barriers to obtaining and maintaining housing.

Services provided will help people transition to and sustain permanent supportive housing that meets evidence-based practice fidelity standards. Proposals must also address one or more of the behavioral health priorities of program linkage, peer services, veterans, and equity.

The department is seeking proposals for the grant period July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.

Proposals submitted in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must be received at the email listed in the RFP no later than 4 p.m., Central Time, on March 31, 2022. Late proposals will not be considered. Proposals received via other methods will not be considered.

The RFP can be viewed by visiting the Minnesota Department of Human Services Grants, Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) webpage: