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

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

Our roles in navigating community fear and uncertainty

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 […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Our roles in navigating community fear and uncertainty

360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

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 […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, food shelf, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, Armful of Love is a gift

by Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

A four-year-old girl jumped into the arms of 360 Communities’ Sophia Bond and squeezed her tight after she gave her a new winter coat.  When the little girl arrived at Armful of Love with her mother in the minus 10-degree weather to pick up their gifts, Sophia quickly noticed […]

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, Armful of Love is a gift

360 Communities: your relationship to community needs

by Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

Do you have eyes that see the courage and struggle in the people around you? We each hold a unique perspective and are more likely to see those things that “fit” our own world view. With life’s many distractions and our personal mindsets, it takes being open with intentionality to […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities: your relationship to community needs

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

360 Communities improves experience for food shelf customers

by Sal Mondelli
Chief Executive Officer

Asking for assistance is not easy for anyone. When people come to 360 Communities for help, they have usually run out of options. Maybe they are unemployed; perhaps their jobs don’t pay enough to cover unanticipated expenses. They could have a medical crisis, a disability, or their retirement savings could […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities improves experience for food shelf customers

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, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Increase your impact with 360 Communities