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Homelessness 101: Client Engagement on ZOOM

November 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

There is a cost for this training.
CEUs offered: 1.5

Homelessness 101 is comprised of a series of 6 trainings covering basic content & best practices relevant and necessary for all people working in housing and homeless services. Quarter 4 of 2022 will address all 6 topics in November & December.  You do not have to attend them all or in any particular order.

Client Engagement will cover basic tools and strategies for engagement, including motivational interviewing and the stages of change as this can be one of the most difficult tasks when working with people experiencing homelessness, especially when increasingly program services are voluntary.

Presented by: John Petroskas is a policy specialist at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.  Before joining DHS, John worked in programs that served homeless families and adults.  At Catholic Charities, he helped start the Housing First program, which provides supportive housing for adults who have experienced long-term homelessness.  He also worked for the Wilder Foundation, MN Engagement on Shelter and Housing (MESH), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

How to register: Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member.  If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele.  If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration.  If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH.  Payment is expected prior to training date.  Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed.  You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided.  I will send out the Zoom link to participants the day prior to the training.   If you do not see the reminder email with the link – please check your spam/junk folder or email Michele right away.


November 3, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am


John Petroskas


Scholarships Available