MN Transition Coalition News - June 13, 2022

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Combined clinical and supervision case plans for Veterans in Veterans Treatment Courts can improve engagement, bring about behavior change, and increase success rates. This webinar will address the following common questions about combined case plans: Why create a case plan that combines clinical and supervision requirements for Veterans Treatment Court participants? How do you do it? Who needs to be involved? How do you use it once you have it? This webinar will also review the use of assessments in developing clinical treatment, supervision, and other case planning and how to use the findings from different tools to create individualized plans for each participant. The presenters will discuss the roles of the Veterans Treatment Court team members in creating plans in partnership with Veterans Treatment Court participants.


Upon the conclusion of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of combined clinical and supervision case plans for Veterans.
  • Understand the elements of both clinical and supervision case plans and how to combine them into a single case plan.
  • Recognize the different assessment tools used in developing combined case plans.

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Courses to Help Care for the LGBTQ+ Community

An inclusive workplace culture is instrumental in increasing staff engagement and improving outcomes to the diverse communities you serve. This Pride Month, Relias is excited to release the Pride Month Topic Page, which features two courses from the Relias Platform* to help behavioral health professionals address the needs of the LGBTQ+ community while fostering a culture of inclusivity at your organization.

The courses are:

*Complimentary until June 31, 2022. No CEUs will be provided for these free courses


Consolidated Plan Session

The State of Minnesota is collecting community feedback to assist with the development of its five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan, which are required planning documents for the use of its housing and community development funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funds under consideration for this plan include:

  • Community Development Block Grant
  • Emergency Solutions Grant
  • HOME Investment Partnerships*
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
  • National Housing Trust Fund

*Does not include HOME funding from the American Rescue Plan. Minnesota Housing will be planning for the HOME Investment Partnerships funding through the American Rescue Plan this summer. Visit our website to learn more.

As a valued stakeholder, your feedback will provide the State with perspectives on community needs across Minnesota along with a comprehensive data analysis, information collected through a community consultation process will help the State prioritize the uses of HUD funds. Here’s how you can help.  

Attend a Community Meeting - Click Here

The State is holding four community meetings that are open to the public. Please attend the meeting that interests you most and/or most relates to your work. The community meetings will be facilitated discussions around community needs, existing resources, and ways we can address gaps for our most vulnerable residents and strengthen our communities. Seats are limited and registration is necessary. All meetings are virtual and Zoom information will be sent after registration. Please help us spread the word about these meetings and encourage others who may have valuable input to attend.  

  • June 22, 11:00 a.m. : Housing
  • June 22, 2:00 p.m.: Facilities and Infrastructure
  • June 22, 6:00 p.m.: General Resident Perspectives
  • June 23, 11:00 a.m.: Community Services





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

Lyon County

Ramsey County

Roseau County

Scott County

Washington County


Work at Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Fergus Falls



Silver Bay

St. Paul


Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today.

Click Here to Order Free At-Home Tests

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

The Judy Retterath Withdrawal Management Center (JRC) at Missions Inc. Programs has reopened

Recovery Support Staff at JRC can be reached by phone to discuss admissions at: 763-559-1402

Please be aware that admissions are temporarily limited. See the attached flyer for more detail; in summary, they are as follows:

  • Detox from alcohol only
  • BAC below .2
  • Mild to moderate alcohol withdrawal
  • Admissions occur 7am Sunday through Wednesday at 3pm

We will keep you posted as admission criteria/schedule return to normal, which we anticipate will happen in a few weeks once our new staff are fully trained in.


Is Beyond Backgrounds a Good Fit For You?

Are you denied housing because of a criminal background, low credit score or recent eviction? If so, Beyond Backgrounds can help!

What is Beyond Backgrounds?
Beyond Backgrounds makes it more likely that a landlord will relax their screening criteria and rent to you! When a landlord rents to someone that purchases Beyond Backgrounds Financial Assurance, they get up to $2,000 of coverage if something goes wrong like damage to the unit or legal fees.

4 Steps to Success

Step 1 - See if Beyond Backgrounds is a good fit for you.

Step 2 - Learn how to talk about Beyond Backgrounds with landlords in our 5 minute training.

Step 3 - Access our Portal with housing search resources and chat with our team.

Step 4 - Purchase Financial Assurance (only if the landlord requires it). Purchase Financial Assurance for $300 if the landlord requires it to provide you housing. You only pay if the landlord requires it for housing!

Using all Beyond Backgrounds housing search resources is completely free. You only pay the $300 if the landlord requires the financial assurance to offer you housing.

Lakeview Behavioral Health current openings and contact information: 

Nadine Irwin, Eligibility & Referral Specialist, 218-256-7474 or

Julia Colclasure, Eligibility & Referral Specialist, 218-812-9100 or 

2729 E. Beltline, Hibbing, MN 55746


  • Adolescent Diagnostic Assessments: 3-4 Weeks
  • Adolescent Therapy: 2 Weeks
  • Adolescent Med Management: 1-2 Weeks 
  • Adult Diagnostic Assessments: 2-3 Weeks
  • Adult Therapy: 2 Weeks
  • Adult Med Management: Immediate

Katelin Riendeau, Substance Use Disorder & Administrative Specialist, 218-910-5157 or

516 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744


  • Women's Sober House: 1 Immediate Opening
  • Men's Sober House: 5 Immediate Openings
  • Phase I Outpatient Groups: 23 Open Spots 
  • Phase II Outpatient Groups: 29 Open Spots
  • Comp Assessments for SUD: Immediate (06/06 with Tierney and 0/06 with Diane)

HHS Announces National Competition to Spark Innovation that Will Improve Patient Access to Primary Care

HHS, through HRSA, announced the launch of Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge, a national competition with a total of $1 million in cash prizes to encourage innovation through technical assistance to health centers.

Competition participants will accelerate the development of low-cost, scalable solutions to help HRSA-supported community health centers improve patient access to primary care and strengthen the link between health care and social services. It is part of an ongoing effort of the Biden-Harris Administration to address social determinants of health and advance health equity. Read the press release.

The competition is open to broad public participation, including individuals, groups, health care organizations, and other entities. Phase 1 (concept design) will include initial awards totaling $300,000 for up to 30 winners. Phase 1 submissions are due Tuesday, August 2.

Visit for more information, including submission requirements, eligibility, deadlines, competition rules, judging criteria, prize amounts, how to submit a proposal, and how to register for a webinar for potential participants.

The application period for HomeHelpMN has been extended until August 17 to allow more time for Minnesota homeowners to apply for assistance. 

HomeHelpMN provides $109 million in federal assistance for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other homeownership-related expenses due to factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program opened for applications on May 17 and has already received applications from over 2,800 households, with requests for funds representing about a third of the available funding.

Estimates based on foreclosure and delinquency data, however, show that there are potentially tens of thousands of Minnesota households who may be eligible for the assistance. To allow more time for homeowners to request assistance, the program is extending the application period until August 17 at 5:00 p.m.

English: HomeHelpMN still has funds available to assist homeowners who are behind on house payments and other expenses like property taxes, lot rent, and homeowner association fees.  The application period has been extended until August 17 so that more people have a chance to apply. Visit or call 800-388-3226 to learn more and start your application.

Spanish: HomeHelpMN todavía tiene fondos disponibles para asistir a los proprietarios que están atrasados en los pagos de sus viviendas y en otros gastos como los impuestos sobre la propiedad, el alquiler del lote y las cuotas de la asociación de propietarios.  El periodo de solicitud se ha extendido hasta el 17 de agosto para que más personas tengan la oportunidad de solicitarlo. Visite o llame al 800-388-3226 para obtener más información y comenzar su solicitud.

Hmong: HomeHelpMN tseem muaj nyiaj los pab cov tswv tsev uas them tsis taus nqi tsev thiab lwm yam nuj nqis xws li se rau tsev, nqi av, thiab cov nqi koom tsev nyob ib ncig.  Kev ua ntawv thov tauj mus txog thaum August 17 kom muaj sij hawm rau neeg tuaj thov.  Mus saib los yog hu 800-388-3226 kom paub tshaj no thiab pib ua koj daim ntawv thov.

Somali: HomeHelpMN waxa ay weli haysaa lacag lagu caawinayo mulkiilayaasha guryaha ee la dhib dhacsan lacag bixinta guriga iyo kharashaadka kale sida cashuuraha guryaha, kirada dhulka, iyo khidmadaha ururka mulkiilayaasha guriga.  Xilliga codsiga waa la kordhiyey ilaa Agoosto 17 si dad badan u helaan fursad ay ku soo codsadaan. Soo booqo ama soo wac 800-388-3226 si aad wax badan u ogaato oo aad u bilowdo arjigaaga.

What to know: 

  1. Check the Income Limits chart to find out if your household income is below the limits for your county. For example, income limits for a household of four range from $90,000 - $117,300, depending on the county you live in.
  2. You can apply even if you are in discussions with your mortgage lender or are in forbearance.
  3. If your past-due balance is greater than $35,000, you may be able to apply to other relief programs to combine with the funds from HomeHelpMN to bring your mortgage current. 
  4. Although the application period has been extended, there is still the potential for applications to be placed on a waitlist if the requests for funds exceed the amount of funding available. If you plan to apply, you should do so as soon as you are able.
  5. You may be eligible for other resources. Additional resources are listed at the Minnesota Housing website

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2022 Capacity Building Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

Minnesota Housing’s Capacity Building Program will fund activities that build the capacity of organizations and communities to address root causes of housing challenges and create thriving and inclusive communities. Communities Most Impacted by housing challenges and disparities are experts and key partners in developing solutions to these challenges. Minnesota Housing trusts organizations and communities to use their knowledge and creativity to develop strategies that work for them.

Minnesota Housing may award grant funds up to $1,450,000. Over the course of a two-year grant period, selected grantees will utilize Capacity Building Program grant funds for one of the following two uses:

  1. Organizational Capacity Building:  Estimated Available Funds: $950,000 (subject to applications received)

Grantee will use the funds to build its own capacity to address root causes of housing challenges and housing disparities, build power in Communities Most Impacted by housing challenges and disparities, pilot innovative solutions to housing challenges, and support inclusive and equitable communities.

  1. Intermediary Capacity Building:  Estimated Available Funds: $500,000 (subject to applications received)

Grantee will use the funds to build the capacity of others through pass-through grants and/or technical assistance (see definition of both terms below) in the Grantee’s area of experience and expertise.  The purpose of intermediary capacity building is to develop and strengthen the capacity of communities, stakeholders, and organizations operating in the areas of housing planning, community and program development, and community engagement.

2022 Capacity Building Program Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CT

RFP Informational Session: June 14, 2 p.m. CT

(Registration not needed. Click on the link to join the informational session at the scheduled time. Presentation will be recorded and saved to the Minnesota Housing’s website)