The strain of the recent federal government shutdown highlighted a critical truth that faces most Americans: many people are only a paycheck away from financial hardship and instability. This is a reality that 360 Communities sees daily. We exist to help people in their moment of crisis and provide hope for the future.
360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives. That is our mission. With three effective program areas and community partnerships, we build trusting relationships, break cycles of violence, and produce measurable success. We work holistically to ensure people have a solid foundation on which to build a successful future.
In recent years, 360 Communities made critical investments and careful plans to bolster our ability to serve Dakota County. 2019 promises to be an exciting year of change and progress for the organization, particularly with our family resource centers and food shelves.
In January, we completed the move of our Burnsville Family Resource Center, Food Shelf, and administration offices to a new suite in the same building at 501 E. Highway 13 in Burnsville. Suite 112 is a larger space that includes an attached warehouse and a larger food shelf to accommodate our healthy choice approach to serving families. In partnership with our landlord, we accomplished this move without incurring additional rental cost.
In late spring, the city of Rosemount will break ground on an expansion project for the Rosemount Family Resource Center. The project will take seven to nine months to complete. The expansion will increase our capacity to serve people by tripling the size of the resource center, creating a larger food shelf space, and adding needed office space. We are grateful for the local and state leaders, including state Sen. Gregory Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley, for making this project a reality. Thank you to The Well in Rosemount for generously offering to host our resource center and food shelf during construction so that we can continue to serve our neighbors in need.
You Can Help
360 Communities is intentional about anticipating community needs, garnering appropriate resources, and leveraging volunteer and community strengths. We do all of this in partnership with people like you who share our vision of hope for the future.
There are many opportunities for you to get involved with the work we do in the coming months.
- Participate in Minnesota FoodShare by running a food drive or making a donation during March.
- Attend our Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Luncheon on March 8.
- Support the expansion of our Rosemount Family Resource Center.
With your support, we can provide immediate help to people in need and create greater hope for a bright future.