MN Transition Coalition News - April 15, 2024

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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


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Wed, May 8th - 10:00am, Bemidji Transition Coalition - click HERE


Duluth 2024 Meetings:

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024,  1:00pm - click HERE

Wednesday, September 18th, 2024, 1:00pm - stay tuned for more info

Wednesday, December 11th, 2024, 1:00pm - stay tuned for more info


Thurs, May 2nd - 11:00am, Mid-MN Transition Coalition - click HERE


Wed, May 22nd - 1:00pm, Southeast Transition Coalition - click HERE




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If you are interested in participating, contact Bunchung Ly at or 651-280-2725. The interviews will take place April 2024.


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OutFront Minnesota is extending financial support to victims/survivors of violence within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Minnesota.


Our financial relief application is now open to individuals in Minnesota aged 18 and above, who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ and have experienced violence. This one-time award is distributed based on a needs-based, incremental scale, ranging from $250 to $2,500, and will be provided via a Visa Gift card. Award recipients will be selected and notified by June 15, 2024, and will receive their visa gift card no later than June 30, 2024

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 18 years of age, or older
  • Identify as 2SLGBTQIA+
  • Currently reside in Minnesota
  • Experiencing hardship due to past or present experiences of violence*
  • Financial hardship as it relates to the continuing impacts of COVID-19

*Priority will be given to victims/survivors of intimate partner and/or sexual violence

For more information and to access the application, visit:

2SLGBTQIA+ Crime Victims Fund | OutFront Minnesota




The Paths to Parenthood Initiative within the Child Support Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services has posted an RFP for a second opportunity to participate in the Paths to Parenthood Pilot Program


Eligible grantees include community-based organizations, government entities and schools who have the expertise and current capacity to provide a curriculum pilot project to a pool of their organization’s enrolled participants who are ages sixteen to twenty-five (16-25) and have faced adverse circumstances or have experience with the justice system (Justice Involved Youth and Young Adults or JIYYA).

The Paths to Parenthood curriculum is comprised of nine, 90-minute sessions. The goals of the curriculum are to increase knowledge about the financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities of parenthood, and provide information to help participants along their journey to identify where parenthood fits within their life plan.


We will be hosting two information sessions on the grant application:


April 25, 9:00am - 10:00am

Join link:

Webinar number: 2482 537 6960

Webinar password: cWNj2PrKp35 (29652775 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0003 United States Toll or 1-855-282-6330 United States Toll Free

Access code: 2482 537 6960


April 29, 10:00am - 11:00am

Join link:

Webinar number: 2482 537 6960

Webinar password: cWNj2PrKp35 (29652775 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone:  +1-415-655-0003 United States Toll or 1-855-282-6330 United States Toll Free

Access code: 2482 537 6960


The grant application can be accessed HERE


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What is Fresh Start?
Fresh Start is a one-time, temporary program from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that offers special benefits for borrowers with defaulted federal student loans.

You can start today by signing up for Fresh Start by phone, mail, or online.

Phone: Call ED’s Default Resolution Group:
• 1-800-621-3115 (toll-free)
• 540-792-9171 (toll number - collect calls will not be accepted at this number)
• 1-877-825-9923 (TTY, if you are deaf or hard of hearing)

Mail: Send a letter to:
Default Resolution Group
P.O. Box 5609
Greenville, TX 75403

Online: If you have internet access, go to and either log in, or create an
account if you don’t have one.

FactSheet FreshStart for Incarcerated Students.pdf


Employment Opportunities

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

Morning  groups (M,W,F 9:00- Noon) -  Immediate Availability

Afternoon groups (M, T, Th 1-4) – Currently full

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

Intensive Outpatient Program

Comprehensive Assessments-Immediate Availability

Homepage - House of Hope (


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Lakeview Behavioral Health Expands Services to Virginia, MN, with

New Location at the Arrowhead Center Inc.

Lakeview Behavioral Health, a leading provider of mental health, substance use treatment and psychiatry services, is proud to announce the opening of its sixth office location at the Arrowhead Center in Virginia, MN. This new location at 505 12th Avenue West, Suite 1, Virginia, MN 55792, further expands Lakeview’s reach in providing essential outpatient substance use treatment services to communities across Minnesota. 

Lakeview Behavioral Health is committed to delivering individualized care that addresses the unique needs of each client, promoting lasting healing and long-term recovery. By offering services at the Arrowhead Center Inc., Lakeview aims to enhance accessibility to vital treatment options and resources for those in need. 

“We are grateful and excited to bring our expertise and compassionate care to the Virginia community and surrounding areas.  Our team is dedicated to meeting clients where they are, removing barriers and uplifting those who are facing adversity.” - Tom Johnson, CEO of Lakeview Behavioral Health

Lakeview Behavioral Health’s services at the Arrowhead Center include, both telehealth and in-person,  substance use treatment, ensuring flexibility and convenience for clients. Over the next few months, Lakeview will be bringing all of their services to the new Virginia location, adding mental health and psychiatry services. The team of experienced providers at Lakeview is committed to delivering innovative, evidence-based treatments and whole-person care to empower individuals on their journey to recovery. 

In addition to the new Virginia location, Lakeview Behavioral Health operates offices in Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Duluth and Brainerd, serving communities across greater Minnesota, with a wide range of behavioral health services.

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