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Homelessness 201: Working with Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Best Practices & Resources

June 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is a cost for this training.
CEUs offered: 2

Course Description:

Older adults are the fastest growing population experiencing homelessness in Minnesota.  This training will cover unique challenges this population often face, best practices for serving them, as well as resources and senior housing options.

Presented by:  Danielle Horan is passionate about serving vulnerable older adults in our community and has worked with older adults in various roles for the last 8 years. She has been with the Homeless Elders program at Catholic Charities for the last year and a half serving older adults experiencing homelessness.  Danielle has experience in Assisted Living, long term care and resource counseling, health plan care coordination, and intensive case management.  Danielle has her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Lori Halbur is a Social Worker with Catholic Charities Homeless Elders Program who works with individuals over the age of 60 who are experiencing homelessness.  Lori believes that each elder experiencing homelessness deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and by utilizing person centered intensive case management she is able to assist them with accomplishing their goals, getting their needs met and help them to feel valued in a society that does not value aging.  Since the Fall of 2016, when Catholic Charites Homeless Elders Program was awarded a Department of Human Services Live Well Grant, Lori has assisted over 35 elders in securing housing.  Lori is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University Social Work Program.

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.

A generous grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Aging Division pays for some of the cost of this training.  You can choose to pay by credit card or check.  If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice.  Payment is expected prior to training date unless other arrangements have been made.  You may register more than 1 person at a time & put those names in the space provided.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact Michele for more information.


June 24, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Scholarships Available