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It’s About Connection


It's about connection a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen “360 Communities saved my life. I stayed in an abusive relationship for 12 years, and now I’m free and looking to inspire someone facing a similar situation to let them know that there is hope,” says domestic violence survivor Cheryl. “I am grateful to [...]

It’s About Connection2023-05-12T14:38:49-05:00

Wirt gives back at Lewis House and Rosemount Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Rich Wirt 360 Communities honored Rich Wirt at the 37th Annual Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Luncheon with a Community Caring Award for his work to support abuse survivors. Rich has given 20 years of volunteer service at the Lewis Houses and the Rosemount Resource Center and Food Shelf. Last year, Rich donated 215 hours [...]

Wirt gives back at Lewis House and Rosemount Food Shelf2023-05-12T15:04:16-05:00

Meaden gives back at Rosemount Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Meaden Tom Meaden is a familiar face around the 360 Communities Rosemount Resource Center and Food Shelf, where he has volunteered since 2020. He lives in Rosemount with his wife, Cris, and their son, Jonathan. Tom Meaden spent a 52-year career in the grocery industry, 28 with Cub Foods. He’s managed [...]

Meaden gives back at Rosemount Food Shelf2023-05-12T15:00:29-05:00

Little gives back at Burnsville Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Barb Little After working in retail for 30-plus years, Barb retired and knew that volunteering was what she wanted to do with her time. Barb Little started volunteering with us in July of 2022, and since then, she has become an essential part of our team. She is driven to give back [...]

Little gives back at Burnsville Food Shelf2023-05-12T14:59:54-05:00

Delivering safety and stability to prevent homelessness


Safe, affordable, stable housing is a foundation for having strong families and communities. But far too many Dakota County residents either lack or are at risk of losing this vital and most basic need of shelter. On any given night in Dakota County, there are more than 300 people who are homeless and without adequate [...]

Delivering safety and stability to prevent homelessness2022-11-05T13:10:27-05:00

Mother achieves housing stability


Family faces homelessness Jasmine is an optimistic person and looks for the positive in every situation. But recently, she faced a crisis that has become all too common in Dakota County: the prospect of homelessness. Jasmine and her nine-year-old daughter moved from one apartment to a larger one in the same complex and became involved [...]

Mother achieves housing stability2023-03-16T12:49:13-05:00

Dakota County housing collaboration helps tenants facing eviction


The need is here The affordable housing shortage in Dakota County is impacting the most vulnerable in our communities. 360 Communities has worked with families and individuals for decades to ensure their shelter is safe and stable. But the pandemic and inflation are creating a pronounced housing hardship for many.  When COVID-19 arrived, and the [...]

Dakota County housing collaboration helps tenants facing eviction2022-11-13T10:26:47-06:00

Leading out of trauma


A message from Jeff Mortensen, President & CEO  I once heard someone say that humans are the most adaptable creatures on earth…when forced to be!  Human history is full of all kinds of crises, periods of growth, and steep recessions.  These experiences, and the accumulated lessons learned, help us innovate and transform if we also inspire [...]

Leading out of trauma2022-05-20T14:02:18-05:00

In Memory of Barbara Johnston


Johnston family turns grief to hope with help from Frogtown Curling Billy Johnston, his daughters Amanda and Emily, his grandchildren Rowan and Isla, family friend Travis Cummings, and Frogtown Curling's winning bidder, Bruce Alexander, recently presented a $7,000 check to 360 Communities Lewis House staff. Barbara [...]

In Memory of Barbara Johnston2022-05-24T09:07:13-05:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton


Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton Carolyn Thornton began her volunteer career at 360 Communities over seven years ago. She has supported sexual assault victims/survivors and neighbors seeking stabilizing resources at the Burnsville Resource Center. “I love giving my time, talent, and meager money to those less fortunate," says Carolyn. She says that [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton2023-05-12T12:50:14-05:00
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