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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 [...]

November 4th, 2022|

Child Care Aware strengthens early childhood development in Dakota County

Investing in early childhood development Research shows that high-quality early childhood education is an extraordinary way to promote future success in life. Improving children’s experiences in their early years can have powerful long-term impacts on all racial and economic groups. The 360 Communities Child [...]

August 22nd, 2022|

Celebrating 50 years in Dakota County

a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen 360 Communities started as a small group of social-minded individuals who turned belief into action. Their unifying desire to live out values for the good of others was contagious and engaged the broader community [...]

March 8th, 2022|

End Victim-Blaming

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 [...]

May 6th, 2021|

Survivor chooses a different life

Enduring violence Heather remembers almost passing out as her estranged husband choked her in a rage, with her eight-year-old daughter asleep in the other room. She hit him with her phone, escaped to another part of the house, and locked herself in a room. [...]

November 4th, 2022|

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 [...]

November 4th, 2022|

Partners For Success® builds stability and hope, one relationship at a time

Instability at home affects performance at school The start of Alejandro’s kindergarten year should have been full of excitement, making new friends, and learning. But he was often absent, and when he would return to school, it was like starting the year over again. His [...]

August 21st, 2022|

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 [...]

August 21st, 2022|

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