Opportunities – November 2023

Open House  Can Do Canines hosts an open house Open house noon-2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 11 at its campus at 9440 […]

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Open House 

Can Do Canines hosts an open house 
Open house noon-2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 11 at its campus at 9440 Science Center Drive, New Hope. Potential clients, volunteers, or anyone who might be interested in supporting the organization is invited to attend to learn how an assistance dog changes the life of a person with a disability. Through a self-guided tour, attendees will be able to watch a trainer working with an assistance dog, talk with a dog host volunteer and staff members from the volunteer department, pose questions to client services coordinators, and meet graduate teams from each of the five types of areas Can Do Canines trains dogs: hearing, mobility, seizure, diabetes, and childhood autism.

The assistance dog demonstrations will be held at 12:15, 12:55, and 1:35 p.m., and the dog host will speak at 12:15, 12:35, and 1:15 p.m. There is no pre-registration for this event, though attendees will be asked to share some contact information when arriving. FFI: Can Do Canines


NAMI conference Nov. 4 
The NAMI Minnesota  annual state conference is Sat, Nov. 4 this year at St. Paul RiverCentre. The day-long event features many speakers and resources, as well as CEU credits. Tickets are still available. FFI: NAMI MN  

Info & Assistance 

Many classes available 
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has set up a wide variety of free and in-person online mental health classes. Choices include Hope for Recovery, Transitions, Ending the Silence, Understanding Early Episode Psychosis for Families, In Our Own Voice, Family to Family, Positive Psychology, Creating Caring Communities, smoking cessation, a suicide prevention class called QPR – Question, Persuade and Refer, a special QPR class for Agricultural Communities and many more. 

NAMI Minnesota’s Online Support Groups moved to a new and improved platform, HeyPeers. HeyPeers provides a safe, easy to access environment exclusively designed for online support group meetings. 

The classes and online support groups are designed for family members and caregivers, persons living with a mental illness, service providers, and also the general public. Find a complete listing of these classes and how to join in by going to NAMI  and clicking on “Classes” or go straight to All Currently Scheduled Classes.

  • Work with your care provider to stay healthy. Protect yourself. Vaccines are your best protection against being sick.
  • Wash your hands! Hands that look can still have icky germs!

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