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360 Communities sees transformational growth in 2019

360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives. That is our mission. With three effective program areas and community partnerships, we build trusting relationships, break cycles of violence, and produce measurable success. We work holistically to ensure people have a solid foundation on which to build a successful future. With a new expansion […]

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A message from CEO Jeff Mortensen

The strain of the recent federal government shutdown highlighted a critical truth that faces most Americans: many people are only a paycheck away from financial hardship and instability. This is a reality that 360 Communities sees daily. We exist to help people in their moment of crisis and provide hope for the future.

360 Communities […]

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Rosemount Family Resource Center begins expansion this spring

In late spring, the City of Rosemount will break ground on an expansion project for the Rosemount Family Resource Center. This comes as 360 Communities recently moved our home office in Burnsville to a larger space, allowing for more office space and expanded capacity for our Burnsville Food Shelf and Family Resource Center. 

The project will take […]

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Personal testimonials from Child Care Aware program

360 Communities’ Child Care Aware staff train and support child care providers to earn their Parent Aware Star ratings. Child care providers can distinguish themselves by earning up to four stars. All star-rated programs go above and beyond licensing requirements to support school readiness. This work strengthens child care programs, better preparing children for […]

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How generosity multiplies with 360 Communities Armful of Love

As a newly single mother of two children, Melissa needed help. Under financial and emotional strain, she struggled to stay afloat as she worked full-time and also tried to finish her collegedegree. “It was a very scary experience for me. I felt like I had failed as a mother, and that was very difficult […]

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Building more choice into the Farmington Food Shelf

360 Communities and Farmington Lutheran Church have partnered to bring a shopping model food shelf to Farmington this fall. The existing food shelf is undergoing a transformation that will result in an increased ability to serve Farmington families with more healthy choices and additional support.  

Over the past several years, 360 Communities increased its healthy […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, food shelf, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Building more choice into the Farmington Food Shelf

Supporter organizes fundraising events open to the public

Giving back has been an essential part of John Lynch’s life for the past 40 years. To him, “it just feels right.” He started volunteering by helping coach Little League and high school baseball.

Lynch is also a Vietnam veteran and has volunteered to support veterans’ causes. He is retired but currently serves as the […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, fundraisier, Get Involved, Sexual Assault Services, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Supporter organizes fundraising events open to the public

360 Communities helps domestic violence survivor move from victim to victorious

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in recognition of the month, 360 Communities wants to highlight the story of one survivor.

Deb survived a decades-long abusive marriage. Lewis House staff walked alongside her and her daughter as they reclaimed their lives and wrote their own successful future. Read Deb’s story, in her own words, about […]

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360 Communities Farmington Food Shelf to transform into healthy food shopping model

By Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

Thomas helps manage his chronic illnesses with fresh produce and other healthy options he finds at the 360 Communities Burnsville Food Shelf. He appreciates the variety of food and the shopping experience offered, and he finds engaging with 360 Communities staff and volunteers dignifying.

“Family and friends can start to pull […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, food shelf, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities Farmington Food Shelf to transform into healthy food shopping model

360 Communities adapts to meet the needs and the future

By Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

The community landscape is ever-changing. Populations shift, new needs develop, and resources expand and contract. For more than 45 years, 360 Communities staff members have worked hard to understand clients holistically and provide customized support. Our mission reads: In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope […]

By |February 17th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Sexual Assault Services, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities adapts to meet the needs and the future