BENEFITING: 360 COMMUNITIES
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2017
Through internal and external fundraising efforts, 360 Communities has raised enough money to fund two full-time positions through December 2017. We are now focused on fundraising for long-term sustainability of all of our critical violence prevention and intervention positions. If you are interested in supporting this work, please visit: https://www.360Communities.org/donate-to-360-communities/
Thank you for your help!
Recently, we received the unfortunate news that the Greater Twin Cities United Way is facing a shortfall of $6 million for United Way programs. As a result, they are reducing grants for social service programs and have eliminated Safety from Family Violence as a funding area effective July 1st. This has a direct impact on domestic violence programs across the state, including a devastating loss of $168,500 in funding for 360 Communities programs.
In response, 360 Communities leaders made the difficult decision to eliminate staff positions in order to responsibly manage our budget for long-term sustainability. Some staff reductions have already occurred and others are set to take place on June 4th.
This loss in funding most significantly affects 360 Communities' domestic and sexual violence services and reduces our ability to save lives and keep victims safe from abusers. The need for violence prevention and intervention is real and ever-present in our communities. 360 Communities’ Lewis House shelters are the only two domestic and sexual violence shelters in Dakota County. We serve more than 3,000 women and children annually with shelter, safety, support, and advocacy services.
Our goal is to raise $120,000 by June 3rd so we can continue to staff needed positions in shelter volunteer support, sexual assault services, and community outreach. $45,000 funds 1 full-time employee, $90,000 funds two full-time employees, $120,000 funds 2.5 full-time employees.
Can you help with a contribution of $50 or more today?