MN Transition Coalition News - November 14, 2022






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Newport Healthcare is thrilled to announce that we are acquiring PrairieCare, a leading psychiatric health system in Minnesota, to advance and expand mental health services for individuals of all ages. Effective November 1, 2022, this acquisition of PrairieCare furthers Newport’s strategy and goals in creating a world-class continuum of care for clients and communities in Minnesota.






Home Free is a boutique style donation site, serving those in need, those struggling and succeeding in Recovery. With a highlight in dignity our boutique is filled with new and gently used clothing, shoes, linens and home goods of all kinds. Home Free Boutique is set to open its doors Nov 4th 2022. Home Free will be open by appointment on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month. If your organization is interested in partnering with Home Free Boutique please email for more details. 



MCF Stillwater Transitions Fair




Join us from November 9 - December 3, 2022 at the gallery in Creators Space for our ground-breaking exhibition, IDENTITY, featuring original works created by artists incarcerated at Minnesota correctional facilities in Stillwater and Faribault.


Sundays: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Open to the public

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: Closed


2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Open to the public

5:00-7:00 p.m. | By Reservation


2:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Open to the public


2:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Open to the public

Saturdays: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Open to the public












Takoda Warehouse Training

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Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2

Working Title: Homeless Program Grant Manager

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 10/27/2022

Closing Date: 11/16/2022

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

Division/Unit: DHS-Payroll / CPM OEO Field Services

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Yes (25% statewide travel)

Salary Range: $28.96 - $42.67/hourly; $60,468 - $89,094/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

NOTE: This posting is being used to fill two positions


Job Summary

As the Homeless Program Grant Manager you will coordinate and administer policy and program development for Homeless Assistance Programs in the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Your primary focus will be to coordinate and administer policy and program development for youth focused grants of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) including the Homeless Youth Act and Shelter-Linked Mental Health grants. The primary responsibilities include grant management, training and technical assistance to grantees, policy and program development, and reporting on program initiatives and outcomes. In this position you will establish grant program goals and objectives and monitor grantee compliance. This position coordinates and manages activities that expand capacity of Homeless Youth Act, Shelter-Linked Mental Health, and Safe Harbor Shelter and Housing providers’ services within their programs. 


Responsibilities include:

Establishes program goals and objectives, monitors organizations compliance and evaluates policies and procedures for grantees.

Coordinates and administers information sharing, training and technical assistance to build the capacity grantees.

This position assists in the coordination and administration of federal, state and private funds for homeless program initiatives including the Homeless Youth Act, Emergency Services Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, Safe Harbor Shelter, Shelter-Linked Mental Health Grant, and the Transitional Housing Program.

Develops and implements policy as it relates to youth experiencing homelessness and victims/survivors of sexual exploitation and/or trafficking.

Develops and implements a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to aid in the distribution of funding that is in compliance with state and federal grant requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Three (3) years of professional experience providing direct services in youth programs funded with state and/or federal funding streams.

Experience must demonstrate:

  • Experience working with youth experiencing homelessness and/or victim/survivors of sex trafficking and/or exploitation
  • Experience with state and/or federal funding streams for homelessness related programs
  • Knowledge of racial justice and the impact of racism on homelessness and poverty
  • Experience in program development
  • Grant or program management experience with state and/or federal funding streams
  • Working knowledge of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or similar database for collection of outputs and outcomes


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Policy, Public Administration or related field may substitute for 1 year of experience


Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Policy, Public Administration or related field may substitute for 2 years of experience


Preferred Qualifications

Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

Experience in local, state, or federal policy field

Knowledge of issues pertaining to Greater Minnesota

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Understanding of the Homeless Youth Act and/or Safe Harbor grant programs

Committed to Racial Justice & Liberation

Effective communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on communications, public speaking, and ability to establish rapport with a wide range of people

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Public Policy, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Public Health Social Work or related field


Additional Requirements

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.

Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).



OSHA Monticello

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Work at Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Fergus Falls






Lyft Jobs Access

The difference between landing a job and a lost opportunity often comes down to a ride. When the economic recovery begins, we’ll be ready to provide free Lyft car rides to and from job training programs, interviews, and the first three weeks of new employment to give unemployed individuals a fairer chance at success.






Funding Opportunities

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Notice of Intent to Solicit Proposals from units of government including cities, counties, townships; and tribal governments to provide and/or support alternatives to detention (ATD) for juveniles involved in the Minnesota juvenile justice system.

“Alternatives to detention (ATD)” for the purposes of this proposal are defined as programs or practices that provide supervision or resources to a youth in the community in an effort to ensure the youth attends court and refrains from committing a new law violation. Alternatives to detention must be used in lieu of detention placement for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

The amount of funds available is $67,311. The approximate number of grants intended to be awarded is two with a fund total of $33,655.50 for each grantee. To note, if an applicant’s proposal is less than the intended $33,655.50 they are still encouraged to apply. This Request for Proposal is for a five-month term from February 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023 with an option for a no-cost extension for an additional six-month term.

COPY REQUEST: To get a copy of the Request for Proposals, on or after November 14th, 2022, follow this link:
This request does not obligate the State to complete the work contemplated in this notice. The State reserves the right to cancel this solicitation. All expenses incurred in responding to this notice are solely the responsibility of the responder.







Second Chance Coalition  


Second Change Coalition


MN Second Chance Day on the Hill


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INK Initiative  


SMCS has partnered with the Removery! This exciting collaboration allows SMCS to connect individuals to NO COST tattoo removal.


Tattoo removal can not only increase employment rates but also helps clients heal from their painful past. 

• Previously or are currently incarcerated 

• Survivor of human trafficking/ Survivor of domestic violence 

• Have a hate symbol or racist tattoo

• Gang affiliation 


If you are interested in connecting your clients to no cost tattoo removal please email for more details. 



Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives  Including:

 • Creating Affordable Senior Housing Utilizing Housing Infrastructure Bonds (HIB)

 • Advancing Equity and Fair Housing in St. Cloud’s Somali Community

 • New Advances in Affordable Multifamily Factory Built Housing

 • Mainstreet Housing and Commercial Revitalization Strategies

 • Successful Local Housing Developer Attraction Programs


Breakout Sessions on Important Regional Topics  Including:

 • Multifamily Housing

 • Single Family Housing

 • Minnesota Housing’s 2024 - 2027 Strategic Plan

 • Emerging Developers of Color Initiatives

 • Housing and Health Equity Initiatives

 • Advocating for Affordable Housing

 • More options as you register


Policy, Advocacy, and Legislative Updates

 • Once in a lifetime opportunity to secure major funding for housing

 • Update from Statewide Housing Advocates

 • Update from Minnesota Housing


Funder Updates and Initiatives

 • Minnesota Housing

 • USDA Rural Development

 • Minnesota Housing Partnership

 • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund


Network with Peers and Partners to Share Successes and Needs


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Sober Living  

River Ridge Recovery is excited to announce our newly enhance outpatient services! Not only have we opened a second outpatient clinic in Plymouth, and we have also enhanced our outpatient services to include a high intensity level of care! Our High Intensity program is approximately 20-25 hours of services each week which include substance use disorder groups, individual psychotherapy, mental health group psychotherapy, psychiatry, family programming and peer recovery support services.

The St Paul PHA will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 general waiting list from Tuesday November 15th at 8:00 AM through Monday November 21st at 11:59 PM! Applicants must apply and a lottery will be conducted within 4 weeks following the application closing date to select 2,000 applicants. text.