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Violence Prevention & Intervention

Looking beyond the mirror at the Lewis House

By |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

By |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

By |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

By |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

By |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

By |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

By |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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Holistic support provides hope at Lewis House

By |2019-05-02T13:27:35-05:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Kathy and her three children moved from Texas to Minnesota in 2016 to live with her boyfriend, Rick. It wasn’t long after they moved in with him that Rick became abusive. Kathy contacted Lewis House for help. Advocates helped her safely leave home and enter the shelter. They worked with her on safety planning and employment. [...]

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360 Communities adapts to meet the needs and the future

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO The community landscape is ever-changing. Populations shift, new needs develop, and resources expand and contract. For more than 45 years, 360 Communities staff members have worked hard to understand clients holistically and provide customized support. Our mission reads: In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope [...]

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Lewis House is a beacon of hope

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

When survivors are ready to leave our Lewis House shelters, 360 Communities staff asks them to complete an anonymous survey about their experience with 360 Communities. With a victim-centered approach, we use these surveys to better understand how supported survivors feel when they leave the shelter. We are always looking for ways to improve as well. [...]

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