Brittany Clardy's vibrant, bright spirit lives on at Brittany's Place. Victimized and manipulated by a sex trafficker, Brittany's life was cut too short when she was murdered by her trafficker. Each year her family, members of the St. Paul community and our shelter clients, volunteers, and staff gather to celebrate her birthday.
This June we had a barbeque feast, a beautiful birthday cake, and purple balloons. Purple is Brittany's color! We celebrate Brittany and all the girls in our shelter. They touch our lives in many extraordinary ways.
There is no substitute for the loss of a daughter, sister, best friend, or rock star co-worker. However, there are bright spots. Out of Brittany's death, a shelter was born that today has provided safe shelter, food, medical care, and emotional support to close to five hundred girls from across Minnesota.
Sex trafficking and exploitation of minors exists in our community. We thank all of you who stand with us to give girls a fighting chance to rebuild their lives while at Brittany's Place.
For over thirty years, CEO Dan Pfarr has been on the front lines of the human services community, working to lift-up youth, adults, and families in crisis. His focus on trauma-informed care helps shape the direction of 180 Degrees and inspire a team of nearly one hundred employees. As a multi-cultural organization with staff and clients who have suffered a life of prejudice and inequality, 180 Degrees continues prioritizing discussion and action against a system of racial injustice.