** For immediate release**
January 30, 2020
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul's East Side Area Business Assocation (ESABA) announced yesterday that 180 Degrees was selected as its Non Profit of the Year. The award, presented by ESABA Board Chair Steve Ledin and Executive Director Paris Dunning at the association's annual meeting, was held at Vomella Companies new headquaters in St. Paul.
"180 Degrees is honored to receive this recognition," said Advancement Director Janet Hallaway. "The teams staffing our 24-hour crisis shelters and working out in the community bring humility, compassion, and commitment to their work every day. This award recognizes all that they do to make our communities stronger around the state."
Founded in 1971, 180 Degrees operates residential programs for homeless and at-risk youth, girls who are victims of sex trafficking, and men exiting prison. Community-based programs provide support to youth with learning disabilities and victims of domestic violence. Over 1,000 clients receive services each year. Residential programs include Brittany's Place, Hope House, Lanewood Place, and Clifton Place. Community-based programs include Youth Vocational Program, SAFE, and All Children Excel.