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Violence Prevention & Intervention

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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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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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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Employee Spotlight: Ikram Hashi

2019-06-24T09:27:46-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

When Ikram Hashi arrived in Minnesota from Somalia at age 11, she and her siblings were wearing jackets ... in June. Their mother and father were waiting for them at the airport. “Our parents laughed at us for wearing jackets,” she says, “We thought it was cold in America year-round,”said Hashi.  Today, Hashi [...]

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360 Communities welcomes new victim support dog

2019-05-24T15:14:05-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Two years ago, 360 Communities introduced Ranger, Minnesota’s first victim support dog. Ranger works alongside Outreach Advocate Stacie Burke in the Apple Valley Police Department as an incredible tool for Stacie to use to provide comfort to survivors as they tell their stories, report to police, or testify in court. Last year alone, Ranger attended 83 [...]

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360 Communities employee recognized for commitment to ending domestic violence

2019-05-24T15:14:29-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Standpoint, formerly known as the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP), recently honored 360 Communities Community Resource Worker Doreen L’Allier with the 2018 Journey of Hope Award for her work to end domestic and sexual violence. “For the past 30 years I have had the honor to work with and for survivors of domestic and sexual [...]

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Supporter organizes fundraising events open to the public

2019-05-24T15:16:50-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Giving back has been an essential part of John Lynch’s life for the past 40 years. To him, “it just feels right.” He started volunteering by helping coach Little League and high school baseball. John Lynch Lynch is also a Vietnam veteran and has volunteered to support veterans’ causes. He is retired but currently serves as [...]

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360 Communities helps domestic violence survivor move from victim to victorious

2019-05-24T15:21:12-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in recognition of the month, 360 Communities wants to highlight the story of one survivor. Deb survived a decades-long abusive marriage. Lewis House staff walked alongside her and her daughter as they reclaimed their lives and wrote their own successful future. Read Deb’s story, in her own words, about how [...]

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