MN Transition Coalition News - July 11, 2022

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Newport Academy Tour and Optional Music Festival

Wednesday, July 13, 3:30 pm CT

Newport Academy, St. Cloud, 1726 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

Join us for a tour of our St. Cloud teen residential treatment location. After the tour, guests are welcome to stay for the Summertime by George festival, where you can enjoy music and some food truck eats — our treat! Optional transportation will be available to and from Newport Academy as well as the festival. The bus will depart from Maple Grove Transit Station at 2:30 pm CT, with snacks and refreshments provided on board.

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Considering the Parental Role at Sentencing Podcast

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is pleased to share with you and your colleagues our new, six episode Continuing Legal Education podcast series, created in partnership with the University of Minnesota Human Rights Program. The series, Considering the Parental Role at Sentencing, has been approved for four CLE credits in total. Episodes may also be watched individually and range from 0.5 to 1 credit.
In each episode, host Michael Holland, assistant Hennepin County public defender and CIC board member, interviews a different expert to explore how and why lawyers and judges working in the criminal legal system should consider the relationship between a caregiver and child before the caregiver’s sentencing hearing.
Please see our attached flier for more detailed descriptions of each episode. You can access our series online through the CIC website, or through your podcast platform of choice.


ANEW is hosting their Grand Introduction

ANEW is hosting our Grand Introduction on Thursday, August 11th from 11am-2pm. Join us for free food, festivities, information, and fun!

About this event
Join us for a free open house on Thursday, August 11th from 11am-2pm

ANEW has been open as a residential and outpatient program in our new location for a little over 1 year. We are now all settled in and want to celebrate our opening with you!

What to expect:

  • Free open house
  • Free food trucks
  • Scheduled tours of ANEW's facility every half hour
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1pm
  • Donation Drive
  • Raffle
  • Bounce houses
  • Photo booth
  • 10 minute massages
  • Henna tattoos
  • Music

Please RSVP by August 1st if you are able to come. We hope to see you there!



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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

 Big Stone County

Blue Earth County

Cottonwood County

Crow Wing County

Dakota County


EmPower CTC is Hiring


Responsible for completing Comprehensive CD Assessments


  • Conduct chemical health assessment on or off-site and make appropriate referral recommendations.
  • Maintain all required correspondence with CPS, PO's, collateral contacts and managed care organizations as applicable.
  • Complete assessments within seven (7) calendar days of initiation while ensuring accurate, detailed, and timely documentation, reflecting every attempt to contact concerned persons.
  • Maintain a positive, professional and ethical demeanor with clients and within the community while following a strict code of ethics.
  • Participate in regular supervision meetings with CD Supervisor.
  • Work alongside peers to offer and receive support when needed.


  • Must demonstrate competence in screening for and working with clients with co-occurring disorders; through education, training and experience.
  • Ability to work in alignment with company values, goals, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs and electronic medical record program.


  • Must be a LADC or have the ability to obtain an ADC-T
  • Must obtain and maintain required CEU's
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Must be free of chemical use for at least two (2) years
  • Must pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, as well as Supervision towards other licensures.

Email resume to


Community Reviewer Application

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency invites members of the community to apply to be community reviewers to help us score and recommend grantees for our 2022 Capacity Building Grant program. We have created this community reviewer opportunity because we are striving to create a grantmaking process that values, listens to, and acts on the input of community. The expertise, ideas, and input of people who have experienced housing challenges are especially important as we seek to select Capacity Building proposals that most closely represent the goals of this grant program. 

Who are we looking for?

  • 11 people who live in Minnesota and have experienced housing challenges, as defined by them
  • 5 people who worked on activities funded by the 2019 or 2020 Capacity Building Initiative Grant or 2021 Intermediary Capacity Building Grants

Responsibilities, Time Commitment and Pay:

Community Reviewers will be required to complete all the following activities to receive a one-time payment of $500 after completion of all activities. Please visit the webpage for a list of meeting dates and deadlines referenced here:

  1. Participate in a required Community Reviewer Orientation and Grant Reviewer Training Meeting.
  2. Review and score six to eight applications (estimate about 8 to 10 hours total over a three-week period).
  3. Participate in a 2-to-3-hour time block of grant applicant interviews.
  4. Participate in two selection meetings (one 4-to-5-hour time block to select interview finalists and one 2-to-3-hour time block to identify recommended grantees).
  5. Provide feedback of your experience as a Community Reviewer to Minnesota Housing’s grant program and evaluation staff.

We estimate that it will take about 20 to 23 hours during the months of July through early October to complete the activities identified above.  Please only apply if you can commit to participating in all of the activities. 

Applicants are not eligible to serve as Community Reviewers if their employer plans to apply for the 2022 Capacity Building Grant program.

Please see Minnesota Housing Community Reviewer Overview and Application for complete details and visit Minnesota Housing’s website for more information and to access the Application.

Minnesota Housing Community Reviewer Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 13th at 2 p.m. CT


Heading Home Corps

Heading Home Corps is a statewide AmeriCorps program in Minnesota. Heading Home Corps focuses on supporting people who are experiencing homelessness by navigating resources and connecting people with additional supports in order to help them secure safe and stable housing. Heading Home Corps is currently looking to recruit additional sites and members for the upcoming program year, which begins in August 2022. You can learn more about site partnership and member service opportunities by reviewing the resources below: 

Site Partnership 

Sites are awarded on a rolling basis, within two weeks of when sites apply. Sites are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For additional questions about site partnership, please contact Director of Partnerships, Lizzie Morris Vogt at

Member Service Opportunity 

Heading Home Corps is accepting member applications until August 10, 2022. For additional questions about service with Heading Home Corps, please contact Recruiter, Avery Hoogenakker, at  

Lakeview Behavioral Health our current openings and contact information are: 

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 Weeks

Adolescent Therapy: 2 Weeks

Adolescent Med Management: 1-2 Weeks

Adult Diagnostic Assessments: Immediate

Adult Therapy: Immediate 

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: 10

Phase II Outpatient Groups: 27

Comp Assessments for SUD: Immediate (07/06 with Tierney and 07/07 with Diane)


Nystrom & Associates has Immediate Availability for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Appointments!

Our SUD programs are designed for individuals experiencing personal impact and negative consequences of alcohol or drug use. We offer integrated treatment in order to address the relationship between substance use and emotional and mental health.  

  • Immediate availability for adolescents and adults
  • Nystrom continues to offer telehealth SUD appointments! 
  • Evaluations and assessments are completed within the same day or within a couple of days of the appointment. 
  • Various levels are available based on client needs. 

Call 1-844-839-7414 to Make a Referral!

Residential center in Brown Deer now accepting referrals

As Rogers Behavioral Health celebrates 115 years of service, we are proud to expand our offerings to include residential care in Brown Deer, WI.

The new center features highly specialized, evidence-based treatment for adults and adolescents with depression and other mood disorders as well as complex cases with co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, or anxiety. Residential treatment typically lasts 30 to 90 days and includes daily therapy in a home-like setting to help patients focus exclusively on recovery.

Focus Depression Recovery for adolescents Opening Monday, July 11 Focus Depression Recovery for adults Opening soon – stay tuned for additional information! In the meantime, Rogers has availability at our residential centers in Oconomowoc and West Allis. Rogers now offers a full continuum of inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient care on all three campuses in southeastern Wisconsin.

How to get started

To refer a patient or request a free, confidential screening call 800-767-4411.


Rogers accepts most major insurance plans. Financial counselors can work with patients and families to understand insurance coverage, assess individual financial situations, and explore options for treatment.


Contact Kim Peterson, outreach representative, at or 262-443-2820.