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Minnesota Says No More to Sexual and Domestic Violence

By |2019-02-18T01:09:57-05:00August 14th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

by Tony Compton Director of Marketing and Communications No more, 'what did she think was going to happen?' No more, 'what was she wearing?' No more damaged lives. No more excuses. These are some of the words Minnesota residents expressed in public service announcements for Minnesota Says No More, a 360 Communities project aligned [...]

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New outreach role at 360 Communities Lewis House supports long-term success

By |2019-02-18T01:09:58-05:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

By Doreen L'Allier Community Resource Worker Sandy had been on the run from her abuser for years, including a period of homelessness when she lived in a tent with her three children. Mary also became homeless after experiencing domestic violence. Both women found safe haven and support at 360 Communities Lewis House and discovered a pathway [...]

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360 Communities helps families take steps for success

By |2019-02-18T01:09:58-05:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

By Lisa Lusk Director of School Success Sandra is a single mother raising three children. She is employed, but the income is not enough to support her family. Her estranged husband offered no financial support and her income was too high to qualify for government assistance. At the beginning of the school year, staff at her [...]

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Help Curb the Endemic Problem of Sexual Violence

By |2019-02-18T01:09:58-05:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|Tags: , , |

by Carol Connelly Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinator Several years ago, Jules was laid off from a construction company. Her former supervisor, Frank, maintained communication with her and encouraged her to reapply when there was a new opening. She had been unemployed for 15 months when Frank advised her of a job opening. She applied and [...]

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360 Communities Builds Awareness with National NO MORE Campaign

By |2019-02-18T01:09:59-05:00March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

By Jeff Mortensen Chief Operating Officer The pictures were of a woman’s face, battered and bruised. One eye was purple and swollen. And she wore an expression of hopelessness, as if everything had been taken from her. The pictures were attached to an email sent through our website seeking help. They are difficult to look at, [...]

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360 Communities Provides the Gift of Support

By |2019-02-18T01:10:00-05:00December 30th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

By Karla Bauer Burnsville Family Resource Center Coordinator Twelve-year-old Miya had one wish this holiday season: to have her own guitar. Miya’s parents were not in a financial position where they could afford the luxury of buying holiday presents for their two children, let alone an expensive gift like a guitar. They signed up for 360 [...]

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Armful of Love Inspires a Circle of Giving

By |2019-02-18T01:10:00-05:00November 10th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized|

By Anika Rychner Director of Self-Sufficiency There are many gift programs across the metro area that help families in need experience joy during the holiday season. Since 1971, 360 Communities Armful of Love has drawn amazing and dedicated volunteers as well as generous family sponsors who ensure families can have gifts and meals during the holidays. If [...]

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Join the Team: Say NO MORE

By |2019-02-18T01:10:00-05:00October 5th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|Tags: , , , , , |

By Sal Mondelli President & CEO Recently, the Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball Team visited 360 Communities to help out at our Burnsville food shelf and then traveled over to our Lewis House sexual and domestic violence shelter in Eagan. This is the team’s second visit to 360 Communities and shows just how committed these young men [...]

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360 Communities Provides Choice When It’s Needed Most

By |2019-05-29T14:26:24-05:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved|

By Anika Rychner Director of Self-Sufficiency She was 88, he was 92, and when the couple arrived for their food shelf appointment at the 360 Communities Burnsville Family Resource Center, they looked traumatized and defeated. Volunteer Archie MacPhee had seen this look before: They had never expected to be in this position. Archie knew that for [...]

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Make giving back a way of life with 360 Communities

By |2019-02-18T01:10:01-05:00June 4th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved|

By Sal Mondelli 360 Communities President & CEO 360 Communities believes every person should have the opportunity to live a safe, healthy and successful life. We work diligently to turn this belief into reality by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. This work takes a passionate staff, an engaged community [...]

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