MN Transition Coalition News - April 18, 2022

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HomeHelpMN Program Webinar

Minnesota Housing will host an informational webinar about the upcoming HomeHelpMN program. HomeHelpMN will provide financial assistance to help eligible Minnesota homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and other eligible housing-related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will launch later this spring.  

Attend the webinar if you would like to learn about program eligibility, what costs are covered, and how to get ready to apply. 

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

A recording will be made available after the webinar. You can submit questions ahead of time when you register. While not every question may be addressed individually, we will address frequently asked questions in the webinar and program materials. 

Click Here to Register


River Ridge Recovery is Hiring for New Location

We are excited to announce that we are opening a new outpatient facility in Plymouth MN!



Rainbow Research is Hiring Consultants with Lived Experience of Homelessness

Rainbow Research is recruiting people with lived experience of homelessness to bring their expertise and knowledge to our team as temporary, paid consultants to guide us as we strive toward racial justice, housing justice, and health justice for people experiencing homelessness. Rainbow will be hiring eight consultants.

Help us spread the word about this opportunity! You can share the following information:

If you have any questions, please contact Lateesha Coleman, or call/text 612-685-8332.



Now Hiring | Criminal Record OK!

Honest Jobs is the nation's largest employment network for people with criminal records. We're recruiting for employers in Minnesota that actively hire people with misdemeanor and felony records.

Our current openings are listed below. If you know of anyone who is justice-involved and looking for work, please have them apply online at or contact an employment specialist by calling (424) 566-7780. You can also click here to download a flyer that can be printed or forwarded.

Anoka County

Big Stone County

Blue Earth County

Crow Wing County

Dakota County

Goodhue County

Itasca County

Kandiyohi County

Polk County

Ramsey County

Roseau County

Scott County

Wabasha County

Washington County


DHS is seeking to provide non-billable peer recovery services as a new, emerging, or existing Recovery Community Organization

DHS is seeking to provide non-billable peer recovery services as a new, emerging, or existing Recovery Community Organization.
DHS, through its Behavioral Health Division, is seeking Proposals from qualified Responders to provide non-billable peer support services to individuals across Minnesota.
Recovery Community Organizations (RCO) have been operational and providing services in Minnesota for well over a decade. During this time, these RCO’s operated with a modest amount of grant funding from the state to provide telephone recovery support, 1-1 peer recovery support, advocacy for individuals in recovery, and worked to raise awareness that recovery works through fundraising and other awareness campaigns.
The term of any resulting contract is anticipated to be for two years, from July 1, 2022 until September 2024 STATE may extend the contract up to a total of five (5) years.


April is Second Chance Month

Second Chance Month Proclamation

Second Chance Month | National Reentry Resource Center

Second Chance® Month - Prison Fellowship


RS EDEN is offering walk-in comprehensive assessments

RS EDEN is offering walk-in comprehensive assessments Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, as well as by appointment, both in-person and virtually. We are available to your clients when they are ready for help.

RS EDEN is located in the Twin Cities Metro, and we serve people from across all of Minnesota. Our residential programs offer 3.1 and 3.5 ASAM levels of care and our men’s and women’s board and lodges offer transitional housing during intensive outpatient treatment. All RS EDEN programs support MAT. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you!

Direct Access to Comprehensive Assessments - in-person and virtual without a referral - walk-in and by appointment.

MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00AM – 5:00PM at 1025 Portland Avenue; near downtown Minneapolis, with same day admissions to treatment.

Recovery Services Admissions Team: 612-338-0723
Admissions Director: Jennifer Eppel, LADC
Phone: 612-361-8361


All Minnesotans 5-11 years old who have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series can enter to win a $100,000 MN College Scholarship

They must have completed their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series by April 11, 2022

  • The State of Minnesota will hold one drawing of $100,000 on April 15th, 2022 for five students to attend any public or private non-profit educational institution in the state of Minnesota.
  • Parents or guardians must enter their 5-11 year old by the entry deadline, April 11, 2022, to be eligible for the drawing.

Register here for a chance to win:  More info:

SRFC has been compiling a List of Basic Need Resources & Jobs/Training Opportunities for Youth.  We are updating these GOOGLE DOCS on a daily basis as we meet with our partners and learn of any new resources.   


Preventing Homelessness Among People Leaving Prisons and Jails – New Resources Available

To improve the reentry process for people leaving prisons and jails and prevent recidivism, it is important for Continuums of Care (CoCs) to create partnerships with justice system partners and increase access to affordable housing. The new HUD Exchange Preventing Homelessness Among People Leaving Prisons and Jails page features the following two resources:

  1. Action Points: Four Steps to Expand Access to Housing for People in the Justice System with Behavioral Health Needs: This Council of Stage Governments (CSG) brief presents four steps state leaders can take to increase housing opportunities and improve justice and health outcomes for people in the justice system with behavioral health needs.  
  2. 2.FAQs: Building Effective Partnerships with CoCs to Increase Housing Options for People Leaving Prisons and Jails: This Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) document reviews four frequently asked questions about building effective partnerships with CoCs to increase access to stable, affordable housing for people leaving prisons and jails.



Apply Easily for Benefits Online

If you have clients who need to apply for:

  • Food (SNAP)
  • Cash Programs
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Group Housing is a website where clients can complete applications for assistance.