Twin Cities Nonviolent Partners

These individuals and organizations are partnering with TCNV and have had events during the 10 Days Free From Violence:

Monica Nilsson has worked in direct service, advocacy and public education with adults and youth experiencing homelessness since 1993.  She served as Shelter Director at Simpson Housing Services in Minneapolis, opening a shelter for women in 1999, followed by work with runaway or homeless youth at The Bridge for Youth.  Monica partnered with long-term homeless programs on the Iron Range and northern MN reservations in her work at Hearth Connection.  She moved on to developing the St. Stephen’s Street Outreach Team in Hennepin County and later a Community Engagement Program that included a theater troupe and education program called A Day in the Life. She now serves as Executive Director of Haven Housing in north Minneapolis.
Monica is past President of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, a statewide collaborative of 150 organizations serving those in poverty. Having worked primarily with those who are sleeping outside or in shelter, Monica knows that the sharing of stories to the legislature, voters and in the media is necessary to lasting systems change.