MN Transition Coalition News - October 2, 2023

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“Our commitment is to engage with community partners to increase access to resources, programs and services that people impacted by incarceration may need in order to thrive in communities and reduce individual risk.”    – Kelley Heifort, DOC Director of Reentry Services



October 2

  • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Hybrid Job Club Activity Group  Held most Mondays and Tuesdays. Location: Hosmer Library Room 104, 347 East 36th Street, Minneapolis or online. Pre-register for online link. Work with job seekers in a small group to stay productive. All welcome. 
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm Online: Virtual Job Club  features five rotating topics and provides an opportunity for job seekers to learn and practice important job skills. While interacting with peers, job seekers will stay motivated and know that they’re not alone. Register at the link.

October 3

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Online: Professional Leaders in Job Transition  Job seekers throughout Minnesota focus on the job-search strategies and tactics that go beyond looking at job boards and filling out employment applications. See link.
  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Employer of the Day: ResourceMFG Location: Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville. ResourceMFG will be in the West Lobby of the library. Variety of jobs available in factory and manufacturing. 

October 4

October 5

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Online: Thursday Morning Job Club  Topic: Seven Top Career Seeking Tips - Learn about seven top effective strategies that move you from paralysis to action. Pre-register
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. South of the River Onsite / Virtual Hiring Event Location: CareerForce, 1 Mendota Rd W, West St Paul. Manufacturing and more industries! Drop in or login to find out about jobs in the area. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Trainer of the Day - Twin Cities R!SE Location: Ramsey County Public Library - Roseville, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville. Find out about training opportunities with Twin Cities R!SE. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Employer of the Day - ResourceMFG Location: Maplewood Mall, Door 4 between Kohl's and Macy's, 3001 White Bear Ave N, Maplewood. Talk with ResourceMFG about factory and manufacturing positions. Click to edit this placeholder text.

New Flyer


New Flyer of America Employment Opportunities

Tuesday, October10th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online - Eventbrite

New Flyer is looking to employ and support successful outcomes for justice involved people and the surrounding communities by offering employment options as well as working alongside other agencies that support people being released from incarceration. Join us for this lunch and learn to gain more insight.

New Flyer of America Employment Opportunities Tickets, Tue, Oct 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite



Attorney Michael Vraa

Tuesday October 10th

1:00 - 3:00


201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji

Click HERE for more information


New landlord/tenant laws that will be going into effect on Jan 1, 2024.

1. Pre-eviction warning requirements for non-payment of rent cases
2. Expanded eviction expungements
3. Ban on hidden fees in leases
4. Changes to when a landlord can enter a rental unit
5. A tenant can break their lease for some medical conditions
6. A statewide minimum heat code
7. List of emergency repairs expanded
8. De-clawing rules and de-vocalization rules changes
9. Limits to very early lease renewals
10. Inspections for security deposit rules changes
11. Right to Council in public housing cases


Medical Assist

Transition Coalition - Twin Cities



Join us at the:



Friday, October 13

9:30am - 11:30am

553 Fairview Avenue North

St. Paul, MN 55104


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Christian Family SOLUTIONS

Nuway Waite Park


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Working Title: Housing Coordinator
Job Class: State Program Administrator Principal
Agency: Corrections Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 09/20/2023
  • Closing Date: 10/03/2023
  • Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
  • Division/Unit: Community Reentry
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes, up to 25% of the time
  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

To Learn More, Click HERE and enter the Job ID: 69650


Funding Opportunities


Model Jails Grant Opportunity

New funding for project supporting children of incarcerated parents

A new grant opportunity is available to implement strategies to support children of incarcerated parents. The grant has two tracks:  

  • Model Jail Practices to support Children of Incarcerated Parents: Eligible applicants include county or tribal jails, or a county or tribal entity that is authorized to apply on behalf of the jail facility.   
  • Programs and Supports for Children of Incarcerated Parents: Eligible applicants include county government, tribal governments, or other community-based non-profit in corresponding areas to the jail participants. 

Participants in this program would become a part of the Minnesota Model Jail Practices Learning Community.

The overall goals of the Minnesota Model Jail Practices Learning community are to:

  • Establish a statewide network of jails to enhance and scale model jail practices that strengthen families until these practices become standard statewide.
  • Increase the quantity and quality of parent-child interactions during and after incarceration among children and families impacted by incarceration.
  • Improve the social, emotional, and mental wellbeing of children and youth with an incarcerated parent.

Expanding Model Jail Practices to Support Children of Incarcerated Parents Requests for Proposals Request for Proposal (RFP) (PDF)


  • Submit formal questions by: Mon., Oct. 2, 2023 
  • Notice of Intent Due: Mon., Oct. 2, 2023, 5 p.m. (encouraged, but not required) 
  • Application Due Date: Fri., Oct. 20, 2023, by 5 p.m.



MN Coalit Homeless



The 2023 Minnesota legislature has produced historic investments in housing and homelessness. We are so grateful for you, our advocates, and the work you have put in for years leading up to this moment.

The Office of Economic Opportunity received nearly 100 applications in response to the Request for Proposals to Acquire, Plan and Design, Construct and/or Renovate Emergency Homeless Shelters. To ensure a robust review process they nee additional volunteers for our review committee, and they are asking for your assistance!

Please submit your information to volunteer for the review committee by EOD Wednesday, 27th.  Call (651) 645-7332 for more information or go to


  • Applications distributed to reviewers: No later than October 5th (2023)
  • Read applications: October 5th-20th (2023)
  • Return scoresheets: October 20th (2023)
  • Attend one virtual review meeting: October 25th or October 26th (2023)


House of Hope


Our Substance Use Intensive

Outpatient program is OPEN!

We have currant availability, beginning of October, in our

New Co-Occurring Behavioral  group (M-Th 9-1)

Morning  groups (M,W,F 9:00- Noon)

Afternoon (M,T,Th 1-4)

Evening groups (M,W,Th 4:30-7:30pm)



House of Hope Provides:

Intensive Outpatient Program

Co-occurring Behavioral Health Group

Comprehensive Assessments


Lisa Pferrer, 507-3858774


RS Eden

Nuway Duluth

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