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360 Communities helps domestic violence survivor move from victim to victorious

By |2019-05-24T15:21:12-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

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 how [...]

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

By |2019-05-24T15:31:06-05:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Community Resources|

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 [...]

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Partners For Success® moves students to graduation

By |2019-05-02T13:27:18-05:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Success Stories|

High school staff referred Stacy to the Partners For Success program in the fall of 2017. Stacy and her 2-year-old daughter Jackie recently moved into the school district to live with a family friend. Family Support Worker Rebecca met with Stacy and confirmed that her new housing situation was safe but temporary. Rebecca partnered with Stacy [...]

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Holistic support provides hope at Lewis House

By |2019-05-02T13:27:35-05:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Kathy and her three children moved from Texas to Minnesota in 2016 to live with her boyfriend, Rick. It wasn’t long after they moved in with him that Rick became abusive. Kathy contacted Lewis House for help. Advocates helped her safely leave home and enter the shelter. They worked with her on safety planning and employment. [...]

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360 Communities adapts to meet the needs and the future

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

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 [...]

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Armful of Love is a holiday miracle

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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360 Communities finds trust is key to school success

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

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 seemed [...]

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360 Communities Dakota Healthy Families supports families experiencing postpartum depression

By |2017-07-10T16:54:45-05:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Our roles in navigating community fear and uncertainty

By |2019-02-18T01:09:43-05:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

By |2017-05-03T11:54:35-05:00March 16th, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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