360 Communities | Minnesota Wild Charity of the Month

Innovative Office Solutions is the proud sponsor of the Charity of the Month program in partnership with the Minnesota Wild. The program brings exposure to Minnesota Charities, once per month throughout the NHL season.

The Charity of the Month for December 2013 is 360 Communities.

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360 Communities mission is clear: to provide hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency – and that is exactly what they have been doing for over 40 years.

Since it’s inception, 360 Communities has provided hope and support to more than 14,000 individuals each year.  With more than 40 service locations, including a network of five food shelves, two resource centers, two domestic violence shelters, and three programs that support educational success from birth through high school graduation.  Serving these over 40 locations are more than 1,000 volunteers who donate their time, energy and talent in support of 360 Communities every year.

360 Communities delivers full-circle support to families through its strong network of programs and resources.  360 Communities staff and volunteers engage people to identify the root causes of their problems and help provide resources to get them on a path toward self-sustained success.

360 Communities Services Include:

  • Food Shelves and Resource Centers
    • Five food shelves provide immediate aid to individuals and families, giving them access to resources to help them reach self-sufficiency. Locations in Burnsville and Rosemount serve as open, welcoming places for community members to gather, work with volunteers and staff, and map out their individual paths to success. 
  • Violence Prevention and Intervention
    • Since their Lewis House Shelter first opened in 1979, 360 Communities has helped more than 65,000 survivors of domestic abuse benefit from the safety, support and advocacy services provided.  Trained advocates offer emotional support, referrals to community resources and help navigating the court system.  360 Communities sexual assault services offers a 24/7 telephone hotline and trained advocates to help sexual assault survivors cope with the aftermath of the physical and emotional trauma they have experienced.
  • School Success
    • 360 Communities’ three school success programs ensure children arrive at school ready to learn:
      • Dakota Healthy Families is a home visiting program that enhances parenting skills of first-time parents and promotes a healthy learning environment in the home so children can start kindergarten prepared for success.
      • Child Care Aware works with licensed day cares, unlicensed child care providers, as well as parents and other community organizations to promote the availability, affordability and quality of child care services in Dakota County.
      • Partners for Success® employs family support workers in 31 schools and 7 school districts to partner with educators and families to implement effective home-based strategies to increase parental involvement, improve academic performance and connect families to community resources.

Join our efforts in sharing the mission of 360 Communities helping better communities all over Minnesota.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.360communities.org.

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