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360 Communities delivers safety and stability to the whole family

2019-11-05T13:50:35-06:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO Already this year, at least 14 Minnesotans have been murdered in domestic violence-related incidents. Victims include two sisters, a mother of three, the elderly, and a family member who intervened to stop his cousin’s assault. The devastating impacts cut across all socioeconomic lines. We need to change in our society. [...]

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Another transformation from victim to survivor

2019-11-05T13:51:10-06:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Success Stories, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Lucy's situation In March, Lucy called the 360 Communities Lewis House hotline because of abuse taking place in her home. She arrived at the shelter, afraid about her future. Lucy had several barriers to overcome. She was unemployed, homeless, uninsured, and had significant health issues. In her first few weeks, she suffered from anxiety and [...]

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Doreen L’Allier, pillar of support, celebrates retirement

2019-11-05T13:51:42-06:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Delivering safety and stability that improves lives starts with building trusting relationships, and Doreen L'Allier knows all about that. 360 Communities has developed expertise in this area over the course of more than 45 years in the nonprofit space. Across our program areas, our staff and volunteers stabilize crises, provide support, goal planning and advocacy, [...]

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Partners For Success® supports student success

2019-08-15T14:34:40-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO Last school year, 55 Dakota County students graduated high school with support from 360 Communities’ Partners For Success program. When one of those students crossed the stage in June to receive his diploma, few in the audience understood the mountain of obstacles he overcame to reach that milestone. 360 Communities [...]

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Timeline of school success, from birth to graduation

2019-08-20T11:12:07-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success|

360 Communities’ Child Care Aware staff train day care providers to improve their ability to support kindergarten readiness.  This ensures children develop the necessary social and cognitive skills to succeed when they enter school. This past year, our Child Care Aware specialists helped 102 providers earn Parent Aware Star ratings, which demonstrate that they have [...]

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Looking beyond the mirror at the Lewis House

2019-08-15T14:34:51-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Looking beyond the mirror In her spring semester, Maris Krekelberg took a Contemporary Feminism course at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. For her class project, she created a piece of art that focused on the intersection between body image, self-esteem, and sexual violence to inspire women to look beyond the mirror. Maris Krekelberg [...]

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Groundbreaking set for Rosemount expansion!

2019-06-19T11:34:15-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: #RFRCExpansion, Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved|

On June 6th, 360 Communities and the City of Rosemount began an expansion project that will transform service delivery at the Rosemount Family Resource Center and Food Shelf. While at the groundbreaking, 360 Communities staff, volunteers, and board members joined with city officials and other community members to celebrate the work [...]

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Miesville FiftySix ride raises over $14,000!

2019-06-07T10:35:01-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Get Involved|

Angie Hop and Sean Pease have a passion for biking and a love for community. The two have been organizing the Miesville FiftySix gravel road bicycle ride for five years. This year, they wanted to do something different: use the event to make a charitable impact in Dakota County. That’s when they turned [...]

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Mother seeks financial support, receives friendship

2019-06-07T10:46:12-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

Leonna Lowe had to swallow her pride to ask for help. But the single mother of three is happy she did, and today is making the most of the emotional and financial support. She had lost her job and the family had been couch hopping. The home they were living in was not [...]

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New data underscores power of our holistic approach

2019-06-07T14:33:43-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, School Success, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

360 Communities has strategically built an infrastructure to collect and report meaningful progress and community impact through data. In addition to reporting output data such as pounds of food distributed, numbers served, and financial information, 360 Communities is now able to show how its holistic approach impacts an individuals movement toward their self-defined goals. The progress [...]

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