Advocacy

Tribal Blog: AICHO in St. Paul

American Indian Youth Digital Art Exhibit Featured at the Department of Human Services, AICHO youth take to the Capitol at MCH’s Homeless Day on the Hill and AICHO’s In-district meeting with Representative Liz Olson.  The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) made two back-to-back trips to St. Paul from Duluth on March 13 & 14, […]


Tribal Organizing Update: Spotlight on AICHO

  Indigenous people not only have solutions for ourselves, but for the world at large.  ––Vicky Ybañez, American Indian Community Housing Organization founder A large part of Tribal Organizing at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is centered in building strong relationships with American Indian communities and to learn more deeply about effective and […]


Duluth Community Partners: The City of Duluth Indigenous Commission

Duluth Community Partners: The City of Duluth Indigenous Commission A sense of place and belonging in community is foundational for overall stability.  At MCH, we recognize the importance of honoring the long history Indigenous people carry in connection to Minnesota as home and the valuable contributions American Indian people offer to move our communities forward. […]


Member Spotlight: Life House Helps Sexually Exploited Youth Begin a New Day

“I’m yours,” I whispered as you held me close, keeping me safe from everything crashing down in my world. “You’re mine,” you whispered as you gripped my arms painfully, showing me off to their hungry, glinting eyes. And so it begins. For many, as young as age 12-14. Boy, girl, transgender—it doesn’t matter. Sex trafficking […]


Meet Award Recipients Deb Holman and Angela Larson

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless recognized CHUM’s Deb Holman and Western Community Action’s Angela Larson at this year’s annual conference with the Bruce Vento Distinguished Service Award and Steve O’Neil Outstanding Organizer Award.  Deb Holman, Bruce Vento Award Recipient  In the words of her colleagues: “Deb Holman’s compassion for others the homeless is palpable. Every day she is […]


Remarks by Senta Leff at the 2015 Annual Conference

MCH’s Executive Director’s Opening Remarks – Strength in Difference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality  My name is Senta Leff. I am the brand new executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. While we are here because of our shared commitment to ending homelessness, we each bring varied and valuable perspectives on how to accomplish […]


2015 Annual Conference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality

You’re invited to join hundreds of individuals from across the state at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2015 Annual Conference, September 10-11 at the Duluth Entertainment Center. The two-day conference features keynote speakers on housing and homelessness issues, breakout sessions on critical issues, and opportunities to network with hundreds of direct service providers, public administrators, […]


Annual Conference Call for Presenters

Do you have a great workshop idea? Please consider submitting a workshop proposal for the 2015 conference Strength in Difference: Innovation, Inclusion, and Individuality. It will be held in Duluth, MN on September 10th & 11th, 2015. Sessions should meet the professional and personal development needs of program directors, front-line staff, people new to the work, and […]


Duluth Homeless Youth: Walking in Their Shoes

Our partners at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota created this video to share the stories of Stephanie, Darell, and Jasmin. I hope these stories inspire you.