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

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

Partners For Success® moves students to graduation

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 […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Partners For Success® moves students to graduation

Holistic support provides hope at Lewis House

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 […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Holistic support provides hope at Lewis House

State bonding bill passage means expansion at the Rosemount Family Resource Center!

Governor Dayton recently signed a bonding bill that included $450,000 for the expansion of the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center! 

For more than a year, 360 Communities has been working with Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste and other city officials to pursue state funding for the much-needed expansion. The City of Rosemount has been a […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on State bonding bill passage means expansion at the Rosemount Family Resource Center!

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

Investing upstream with Parent Aware

360 Communities Child Care Aware staff coach child care providers in Dakota County with research-based best practices for preparing children for school. This involves supporting providers as they work to earn Parent Aware Star Ratings.

The Parent Aware Star Ratings program supports and improves upon the strengths of child care programs, and also helps parents […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Categories: School Success, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Investing upstream with Parent Aware

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

Burnsville Family Resource Center connects widow with support and resources

Gladys was 80-years-old and homeless when she arrived at 360 Communities Family Resource Center. She met Sophia, our Financial Support Worker who uncovered that Gladys’ husband passed away two and a half years ago and was her sole provider. Gladys had no close family or friends and only a disability check for support. By […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Burnsville Family Resource Center connects widow with support and resources