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180 Degrees, Inc.

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236 Clifton Avenue Minneapolis MN 55403 USA


180 degrees, a multi-cultural organization, provides comprehensive, culturally specific services that empower our clients to improve their lives by making positive choices resulting in healthier individuals, stronger families and safer communities.


Youth services:180 degrees provides a variety of services to promote positive outcomes for youth, reduce reliance on detention and out-of-home placement, and reduce the likelihood of entering the juvenile justice system. 180 degrees has helped thousands of children and adolescents build pathways to social and educational self-improvement, long-term personal achievement, and personal and community well being. Our goal is to assist youth and families in overcoming barriers in an effort to create better outcomes for them as a well as addressing long and short-term public safety priorities. Residential group homes180 degrees runs group homes for juveniles in rochester, st. Cloud and albert lea minnesota. Each co-ed facility serves up to 12 clients at a time. On-site professionals provide case management and educations support to assist at-risk youth in getting back on track and successfully returning to their families, school and communities. On-site school services, as well as life skills curriculum are provided to youth living the in group homes. Professional foster care180 degrees licenses foster homes in mankato, rochester, albert lea, st. Cloud and surrounding communities. Professional foster care provides a complement to our residential group homes for youth and serves those in need of stable out-of-home placements in their communities. 180 degrees supports foster parents with training, ongoing support from caseworkers and emergency support 24 hours a day. Safe and sound: a shelter for girlsin response to the minnesota safe harbor law that will recognize sexually exploited youth under age 18 as victims and not juvenile delinquents, 180 degrees is opening a shelter for sexually exploited and trafficked girls and young women ages 10-17 on august 1, 2014. This shelter is a 14-bed facility offering short-term and long-term housing in a safe and healing environment. Programming will focus on increasing self-esteem, education on sexual violence, safety techniques, self confidence, living skills, de-programming and other therapeutic services. It is our goal to reduce violence incidents, encourage young women to be the masters of their own destiny, and to educate the community on the seriousness and reality of this epidemic. Through partnerships with organizations like breaking free, 180 staff will assist girls to secure longer-term housing while continuing to provide holistic/supportive services.

adult services:halfway housesince 1973, the halfway house has been the cornerstone program of 180 degrees. Serving 250 men each year, the halfway house residential program focuses on the transitional needs of formerly incarcerated individuals re-entering the community. The halfway house has 34 beds and provides short-term housing for individuals re-integrating into communities. Each client is assigned a case manager to develop a case with a focus towards securing stable employment, maintaining sobriety, and establishing acceptable living arrangements in the community. By holding offenders accountable while helping create opportunities, 180 degrees, inc. Helps ensure public safety. Sonic180 degrees' sonic program provides services to individuals re-entering the community from correctional facilities and other residents from the community facing barriers to employment and housing as a result of a criminal conviction. In the last twenty years minnesota's penal population has increased four-fold. The expansion of the penal population has resulted in increasingly large numbers of individuals returning to communities with limited job skills and employment history. The vast majority of these ex-offenders are returning to communities least equipped to absorb this growing population. 180 degrees' sonic program provides job and housing assistance for approximately two-hundred individuals who have a criminal record each year.

behavior health services:african american wellness institute (aawi)in 2013, aawi began as a division of 180. Aawi offers culturally specific chemical health, mental health and family services, primarily in the twin cities metro area. Services include chemical health assessments and outpatient treatment; individual, family, group, couples and school-based mental health series and diagnostic health assessments or psychological evaluations; women's domestic violence services; and family assessments, parenting assessments and in-home parenting services.

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