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360 Communities welcomes new victim support dog

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 […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault Services, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities welcomes new victim support dog

360 Communities employee recognized for commitment to ending domestic violence

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 […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault Services, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities employee recognized for commitment to ending domestic violence

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 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

Lewis House is a beacon of hope

When survivors are ready to leave our Lewis House shelters, 360 Communities staff asks them to complete an anonymous survey about their experience with 360 Communities. With a victim-centered approach, we use these surveys to better understand how supported survivors feel when they leave the shelter. We are always looking for ways to improve […]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault Services, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Lewis House is a beacon of hope

Volunteer advocates provide needed support to survivors of sexual assault

According to RAINN, every 90 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault victims are three times more likely to experience depression and six times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. 360 Communities Sexual Assault Services volunteer advocates play a vital a role in helping survivors cope with the aftermath of an […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Categories: Get Involved, Sexual Assault Services, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Volunteer advocates provide needed support to survivors of sexual assault

Ranger has been an invaluable resource for survivors

Victim Support Dog Ranger’s first time supporting a domestic violence survivor was at a pretrial hearing. 360 Communities had been working with Veronica for years. It was an ongoing situation and it was intensely stressful and emotional for the client. When she would recount the violence, she would often be overtaken with emotion and […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault Services, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Ranger has been an invaluable resource for survivors