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A message from CEO Jeff Mortensen

By |2019-05-31T08:30:11-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns|

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 delivers [...]

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Rosemount Family Resource Center begins expansion this spring

By |2019-06-19T11:34:46-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: #RFRCExpansion, Columns, Community Resources|

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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Get involved with the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

By |2019-05-31T08:30:27-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved|

Help In The Moment at 360 Communities Food Shelves Ellie came to the Rosemount Family Resource Center for food support. She and her three-year-old son moved out of an abusive home and in with her parents on New Year’s Eve. It took all of her courage and strength to leave her husband so that her son [...]

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Personal testimonials from Child Care Aware program

By |2019-05-31T09:38:25-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories|

Child Care Aware staff supported 159 child care providers last year with training and support, helping in increase their Parent Aware Star Ratings. 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. [...]

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How generosity multiplies with 360 Communities Armful of Love

By |2019-05-31T09:57:08-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

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 to handle,” [...]

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Building more choice into the Farmington Food Shelf

By |2019-05-24T15:01:18-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Uncategorized|

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 food [...]

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360 Communities welcomes new victim support dog

By |2019-05-24T15:14:05-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Two years ago, 360 Communities introduced Ranger, Minnesota’s first victim support dog. Ranger works alongside Outreach Advocate Stacie Burke in the Apple Valley Police Department as an incredible tool for Stacie to use to provide comfort to survivors as they tell their stories, report to police, or testify in court. Last year alone, Ranger attended 83 [...]

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360 Communities employee recognized for commitment to ending domestic violence

By |2019-05-24T15:14:29-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Standpoint, formerly known as the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP), recently honored 360 Communities Community Resource Worker Doreen L’Allier with the 2018 Journey of Hope Award for her work to end domestic and sexual violence. “For the past 30 years I have had the honor to work with and for survivors of domestic and sexual [...]

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Give to the Max Day 2018

By |2019-05-02T13:23:13-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved|

Give to the Max Day 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual giving event. 10,000 organizations from across Minnesota participate in the event each year, including 360 Communities. Our goal is to raise $20,000, this Give to the Max Day. Can you help us get there? You can donate at on our website where the [...]

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Supporter organizes fundraising events open to the public

By |2019-05-24T15:16:50-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

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

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