Ranger: an innovative new resource for survivors

An exciting 360 Communities initiative involves a creative way to provide survivors of abuse additional support. We are working with an organization called Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) that trains service dogs to respond to traumatic events, like mass shootings or disasters. 360 Communities will have a victim support dog named Ranger, pictured to the left with Outreach […]

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Ranger: an innovative new resource for survivors

Moving on to the next chapter

By Sal Mondelli
CEO Emeritus

After a very rewarding four plus years as CEO, I have handed the reins over to Jeff Mortensen effective October 1, the start of the new fiscal year, as part of an orderly transition plan which was set in motion over 18 months ago.

If five years ago you would have told […]

By |October 1st, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Moving on to the next chapter

Increase your impact with 360 Communities

by Sal Mondelli
Chief Executive Officer

Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

When a person makes a positive impact in the life of another, it produces a lasting legacy. Being a positive force in another person’s life can make all […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Categories: Columns, fundraisier, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Increase your impact with 360 Communities

Help end domestic and sexual violence

by Jeff Mortensen
President & COO

According to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW), nearly half (41%) of teens seen at Twin Cities health clinics report physical and/or sexual violence in their relationships. One in three adult women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. One in six men have experienced sexual abuse in […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Help end domestic and sexual violence

Join 360 Communities and End Domestic Violence

by Sal Mondelli
President & CEO

Ayan Abdi Abdulahi, 21. Carol Lee Alexander-Pickart, 76. Kelly Ann Anderson, 45. Samirria White, 19. Victoria Alvarez, 15. These are just some of the names and ages of 24 known Minnesota victims of domestic violence homicide in 2015, according to the Minnesota Coalition For Battered Women (MCBW). Each time […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Join 360 Communities and End Domestic Violence

Survivor Finds Strength in Telling Her Story

Jules was subjected to sexual assault multiple times by her boss and was revictimized by a company that was not equipped to address her complaints appropriately. She eventually left the company because of the trauma and subsequent health problems she experienced. This past spring, Jules attended 360 Communities’ Sexual Assault Services advocacy training, seeking […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Categories: Get Involved, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Survivor Finds Strength in Telling Her Story

Lewis House Volunteer Calls the Work ‘an Honor’

In 2007, Linda Kautzky was a stay-at-home mom with two small children. She was looking for a volunteer opportunity where she could give back to the community and make a meaningful impact. She began doing data entry work for 360 Communities.

She says the work helped her understand the breadth of services and resources that […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Lewis House Volunteer Calls the Work ‘an Honor’

Minnesota Says No More to Sexual and Domestic Violence

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 with the national […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Minnesota Says No More to Sexual and Domestic Violence

Cities 97 Sampler Funds 360 Communities Lewis House

Recently, Cities 97 chose 360 Communities to share in the money raised from the Cities 97 Sampler, Volume 26!  360 Communities received $5,000 to fund violence prevention and intervention work at our Lewis House sexual and domestic violence shelters. About 3,000 people each year benefit from the refuge, resources, advocacy, and community outreach offered at […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized, Videos, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Cities 97 Sampler Funds 360 Communities Lewis House

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

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 […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Categories: Columns, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on New outreach role at 360 Communities Lewis House supports long-term success