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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 […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Sexual Assault Services, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities helps domestic violence survivor move from victim to victorious

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

Armful of Love is a holiday miracle

By Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

I mentor a group of eighth-grade boys with a friend of mine, and for this year’s community service project, the group volunteered at 360 Communities Armful of Love.  Volunteering and participating in community service is a healthy developmental aspect for people and an important part of growing vibrant communities.  The […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Armful of Love is a holiday miracle

360 Communities finds trust is key to school success

By Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

Brittany arrived at her new high school as a transfer student with no connections and a history of challenges. She had been enrolled in four different schools within the last three years. Brittany was all too familiar with judgment, as her records of poor attendance and numerous suspensions always […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities finds trust is key to school success

360 Communities Dakota Healthy Families supports families experiencing postpartum depression

by Jennifer Krekelberg
Supervisor, Dakota Healthy Families

Their pregnancy was unexpected. Maria and Alex were not sure they would still be together if not for the birth of their baby girl, but they were willing to try. Both worried they might not be good parents to Emma, so when offered services through 360 Communities Dakota Healthy […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities Dakota Healthy Families supports families experiencing postpartum depression

Our roles in navigating community fear and uncertainty

By Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

Imagine not knowing how you’re going to provide the evening meal for your children when they arrive home from school. Imagine arriving home 15 minutes late and looking at yourself in the car’s rearview mirror before you enter your home…recalling the facial bruises your spouse brutally inflicted on you the […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Our roles in navigating community fear and uncertainty

360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

by Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

Think of the last thing you ate.  Are you still full?  Or is your stomach rumbling?  Are you worried about where your next meal will come from?  Or will it be easy and stress-free for you to find a nutritious meal?  Unfortunately for many Minnesotans, especially children, having enough food […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, food shelf, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access