What is Clifton Place?
In 1971, Robbie Robinson founded 180 Degrees, Inc. and the Clifton Place Program. Robinson spent twenty years in and out of prison, and wanted to improve the odds for other ex-offenders. With the help of his parole officer and other "experts" like himself, Robinson mapped out a plan for a residential program providing services needed by clients just like him. 180 Degrees' first board of directors included Robinson and other ex-offenders. They opened Clifton Place in 1973 in a stately red-brick mansion, once home to the founders of General Mills.
Today, nearly fifty years later, Clifton Place has assisted more than 9,000 men with their transition back to the community, their families and their new lives.
Providing short-term affordable housing in a 37-bed residence, structured programming and case management, clients are supported to secure stable employment, maintain sobriety and establish new living arrangements.
Services are free and designed to meet the unique needs of men who have completed their prison sentence and are returning to their communities.
Adult Supportive Housing
Clifton Place Apartments
live with respect & dignity
“Clifton Place has been giving me a real stepping stone. I have a good-paying job and I’ve learned how to manage the responsibility of having bills, real bills, and getting the chance to help myself.”
-- former Clifton Place Resident
“I work for those that are looking for a fresh,
non-judgmental, and supportive start in our community
after coming out of a period of incarceration.”
-- Nate, Clifton Place Case Manager
Clifton Place is possible only because of generous community support. When you make a gift to Clifton Place, you help men achieve economic stability and contribute positively to their communities.