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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Armful of Love is a holiday miracle

2019-02-18T01:09:42-06:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Investing upstream with Parent Aware

2019-02-18T01:09:42-06:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: School Success, Uncategorized|

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 identify [...]

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Lewis House is a beacon of hope

2019-02-18T01:09:42-06:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

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 as well. [...]

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Burnsville Family Resource Center connects widow with support and resources

2019-02-18T01:09:42-06:00December 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 listening generously [...]

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