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“Office Hours” with John Petroskas: GA & MSA

January 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

If you’ve ever had questions about General Assistance (GA) or Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA), here’s an opportunity to get answers from John Petroskas at DHS. Come with all your questions about eligibility, benefit amounts, program requirements, and anything else that’s on your mind.

DHS Specialist John Petroskas is here to help!

What’s up with Office Hours?

While our standard 2 hour trainings are a meaningful way to give you information & help you grow in your role, we know this format doesn’t always work for everyone—some don’t have two hours to dedicate to a training, some want to go deeper than a typical training, some need brief 1:1 coaching/guidance.

Office Hours are meant to provide you with more immediate access to MESH trainers—less structure and lecture, more of a conversation with an expert.  There is no cost for Office Hours at this time.  You are invited to come for the whole hour & hear your peers’ questions being answered, or you can pop in for a time to ask a specific question which we will do our best to have time to answer.

To help John prepare for this event and our Office Hour approach, we are seeking specific questions, areas of interest/concern, scenarios, etc in advance of the event.  All questions & scenarios will be anonymous.  You can also ask a question day of. Please include on your registration (questions? contact Michele at events@mesh-mn.org.)

Presenter Bio: John Petroskas is a policy specialist at the MN Department of Human Services.  He has worked in housing and homelessness for the last 16 years. John helped start the Housing First program at Catholic Charities, then managed supportive services at Higher Ground, an innovative shelter and housing program for adults with long histories of homelessness. He has also worked at MESH, the Wilder Foundation, and HUD.

How to register:  There is no cost for this opportunity but you must register.  You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided.  The Zoom link will sent out the day before.


January 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


John Petroskas