MN Transition Coalition News - May 2, 2022

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Community Empowerment Session: A Focus on Community Healing 

The DHS Community Relations team invites you to participate in the next Community Empowerment Session with a focus on “Community Healing”, held virtually via Webex on May 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

Community Empowerment Sessions are action-oriented community conversations, designed to build authentic relationships and facilitate the process of co-creating solutions in partnership with the people we serve. By providing information and encouraging community members to share their experiences, DHS can partner with communities to identify barriers and create opportunities to better inform DHS Mental Health and Substance Use policies and programs. 

In this session, you will learn about and discuss how behavioral health services can be more responsive to communities and reflect and respect people's cultures, languages, and experiences. Participate in conversations grounded in building authentic relationships based on trust, mutual respect, and acknowledgement of each person’s and community’s added value to developing solutions.  

Closed captioning will be available. For any other accommodations or questions, email  

 Register for the Webex meeting:  

 Who should attend: 

People and families who have experience with DHS Mental Health and Substance Use services and programs and Community Partners who want to help better inform DHS policies on community healing and behavioral health services. 

 Why you should attend: 

  • Learn about Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) standards and culturally responsive behavioral health service opportunities at DHS
  • Build an authentic relationship with DHS, our partner providers and fellow community members
  • Participate in the uplifting of community voices to inform policy and programming decisions at DHS


What to expect: 

  • Participants will break up into smaller groups led by facilitators for open conversation
  • DHS will follow up six months after each Community Empowerment Session with updates and responses to your input as well as follow up in the LoopBack podcast








Honest Jobs

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.

Big Stone County

Blue Earth County

Cottonwood County

Crow Wing County

Dakota County

Goodhue County

Hennepin County

Itasca County

Kandiyohi County

Ramsey County

Roseau County

Scott County

Stearns County

Wabasha County

Washington County

Minnesota Veterans Career Fair

May 18, 2022 | 2-6pm
IN-PERSON event at the Earle Brown Heritage Center

Are you looking for a higher salary and a great career? We strongly encourage participation in this career fair by employers currently offering full-time jobs paying family-sustaining wages with benefits. Work for an employer that recognizes and appreciates your military service and the value you bring to the team!

The Veterans Career Fair features:

  • Nearly 100 veteran-friendly employers on-site - see a list of participating employers
    • Make sure you check out the list of Premier Exhibitor Employers below on this page
    • Employers: this event has reached capacity, please join our wait list HERE.
  • Complimentary LinkedIn photography station available for job seekers
  • Have your resume reviewed and brush up on your interviewing skills with a mock interview
  • Service providers offering assistance for veterans and their families
  • There is no cost to attend and registration is not required
  • Job seeker attendees are eligible to register for one of 50 Minnesota DNR gift cards ($100 value)
    • Gift cards can be used to purchase MN DNR park fees, camping, or gifts

 Come prepared with copies of your updated resume and dress to impress!

We hope to see you there!




Work at Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs


Little Falls


Silver Bay

St. Paul



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.



Opening April 21 - June 20

St Paul PHA 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Wait List for Scattered Site Homes and Duplexes
The St. Paul Public Housing Agency will accept online applications for scattered site homes and duplexes with 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms from April 21, 2022 until June 20, 2022.

Applications received between 8:00 AM on April 21 through midnight on April 27, 2022 are randomly sorted, so there is no advantage to applying on the first day.

Applications received after April 27, 2022, are sorted by the date and time received.

View Eligibility and Apply

Project Turnabout has Immediate Openings


  • High Intensity Residential
  • Medium Intensity Residential
  • Low Intensity Residential
  • Sober Living

Email our Admissions Team at or CALL NOW 1-800-862-1453