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

Leading out of trauma

2022-05-19T10:49:47-05:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, School Success, Success Stories, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

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 [...]

Comments Off on Leading out of trauma

Help 360 Communities Raise Domestic Violence Awareness Year-round

2021-10-30T17:35:46-05:00October 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

A message from President and CEO Jeff Mortensen October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence is not some abstract problem that impacts people we do not know. It is a local problem that affects all communities and requires our attention.  Cortney Grace Henry was just 29 years old when her ex-boyfriend, Atravius Weeks, shot [...]

Comments Off on Help 360 Communities Raise Domestic Violence Awareness Year-round

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Kautzky

2021-10-30T13:33:27-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lakeview Bank recently honored long-time 360 Communities volunteer, Linda Kautzky, with the 2021 Citizen’s Volunteer Legacy Award in recognition of her time and energy to support women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. 360 Communities is proud to celebrate Linda’s well-deserved accolade. Over 15 years ago, she began volunteering as a support group facilitator [...]

Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Kautzky

Laura’s Story

2021-10-30T13:44:35-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Each member of the 360 Communities Board of Directors brings a unique perspective and set of skills to help guide the organization and achieve its mission. A recent addition to the board, Laura Bel Fadel, is no exception. She is a successful tax technology senior manager at KPMG, a champion bowler, and a caring mother [...]

Comments Off on Laura’s Story

Susan’s Story

2021-10-30T13:54:22-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Success Stories, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

IN CRISIS, FINDING HELP Susan needed help. Her instincts told her that she and her young children were not safe in their home.  “Because my abuser works in law enforcement - he knew how to hurt me without leaving marks,” Susan says, “He threw things at me, threatened to punch me, and left [...]

Comments Off on Susan’s Story

Driven student overcomes barriers with Partners For Success®

2021-10-28T12:27:53-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: School Success, Success Stories, Uncategorized|

For any student, the start of their senior year of high school can be somewhat stressful. For Jordan, she found herself homeless in the middle of a pandemic. Fortunately, she had a friend whose family invited her to stay with them. But Jordan faced many adult decisions most students are not prepared to handle on [...]

Comments Off on Driven student overcomes barriers with Partners For Success®

Break the Stigma

2021-07-07T15:19:17-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Videos|

Break the Stigma of asking for help Asking for help is not easy for anyone, especially when a person needs to reach out to an agency like 360 Communities for the first time. With the Break the Stigma campaign, 360 Communities hopes to eliminate the shame people often associate with asking for [...]

Comments Off on Break the Stigma

Resource Centers running HOPE clinics

2021-05-08T20:34:48-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Resource centers run HOPE clinics 360 Communities held its first HOPE Clinic at our Burnsville Resource Center on April 23rd. Our resource center staff are helping clients at HOPE clinics with applications for COVID-19-related rental assistance, screening for other available financial aid, resource navigation and referrals, access to legal kiosks, and emergency food connection. [...]

Comments Off on Resource Centers running HOPE clinics

Spiral Brewery serves up special IPA to support Lewis House

2021-05-09T11:35:38-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Spiral Brewery serves up special IPA to support Lewis House Spiral Brewery is located at: 111 2nd Street E Hastings, MN 55033 Spiral Brewery in Hastings first learned about 360 Communities and our Lewis House domestic and sexual violence shelters through the Women Inspiring Women organization with the Hastings Chamber of Commerce. [...]

Comments Off on Spiral Brewery serves up special IPA to support Lewis House

End Victim-Blaming

2021-05-09T10:43:28-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

End victim-blaming a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen Every 73 seconds, a person is sexually assaulted in the United States, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). The majority of sexual assaults are never reported to police, and for those that are, only 5 out of every [...]

Comments Off on End Victim-Blaming