Call us: (952) 985-5300 | Lewis House Crisis Hotline: (651) 452-7288

Success Stories

Success Stories from our work

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. [...]

Comments Off on 360 Communities delivers safety and stability to the whole family

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 [...]

Comments Off on Another transformation from victim to survivor

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 [...]

Comments Off on Partners For Success® supports student success

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 [...]

Comments Off on Mother seeks financial support, receives friendship

Open Door partnership meets increased need

2019-06-10T10:41:40-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf had to unexpectedly close for eight weeks after winter storms caused water damage in their building. The organization is a critical piece of Dakota County’s food safety net for hundreds of households every month. This spring 360 Communities, The Open Door, and [...]

Comments Off on Open Door partnership meets increased need

Personal testimonials from Child Care Aware program

2019-05-31T09:38:25-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories|

Child Care Aware staff supported 159 child care providers last year with training and support, helping in increase their Parent Aware Star Ratings. 360 Communities’ Child Care Aware staff train and support child care providers to earn their Parent Aware Star ratings. Child care providers can distinguish themselves by earning up to four stars. [...]

Comments Off on Personal testimonials from Child Care Aware program

How generosity multiplies with 360 Communities Armful of Love

2019-05-31T09:57:08-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

As a newly single mother of two children, Melissa needed help. Under financial and emotional strain, she struggled to stay afloat as she worked full-time and also tried to finish her collegedegree. “It was a very scary experience for me. I felt like I had failed as a mother, and that was very difficult to handle,” [...]

Comments Off on How generosity multiplies with 360 Communities Armful of Love

Partners For Success® moves students to graduation

2019-09-06T09:40:18-05:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Success Stories|

High school staff referred Stacy to the Partners For Success program in the fall of 2017. Stacy and her 2-year-old daughter Jackie recently moved into the school district to live with a family friend. Family Support Worker Rebecca met with Stacy and confirmed that her new housing situation was safe but temporary. Rebecca partnered with [...]

Comments Off on Partners For Success® moves students to graduation