We surround people with stabilizing resources such as safe shelter, healthy food, housing support, and more to eliminate the crisis. We create a solid foundation on which people can build a successful future.
We take a long view and work upstream to break cycles of violence and poverty. We provide tools for parents and their children to create safe and healthy learning environments that lead to success in school and in life. We measure movement with families across social determinants of health and wellness to ensure we have successful outcomes.
With effective and holistic programming, we leverage community partnerships, build trusting relationships, and break cycles of violence and poverty. We strengthen communities with measurable success.
360 Communities supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence with safe shelter, emotional support, safety planning, and community resources.
Advocates are located in two Lewis House shelters, in law enforcement agencies, and other community locations to help survivors regain their sense of safety and cope with the physical and emotional trauma they have experienced. Advocates answer questions and provide support as survivors navigate police reports, the court system, and medical examinations.
Partners For Success® school-based family support workers collaborate with educators and families to implement effective home-based strategies that increase parental involvement, improve academic performance, and connect families to other 360 Communities program areas and resources.
Child Care Aware staff members work with local child care providers and community organizations to promote the quality of child care settings in Dakota County. Such care helps parents work and provides the educational foundation children need to be ready for school.
Staff and volunteers at one of 360 Communities two Family Resource Centers partner with individuals and families to identify and remove barriers to success and connect people with emergency financial aid and other resources in the community.
Our network of five food shelves offer healthy choice shopping and referrals to other 360 Communities programming and resources.
Our holiday gift program Armful of Love provides a circle of giving and receiving by connecting gift sponsors with families in need.