We’re delighted and honored to announce that 180 Degrees’ Community Reentry Services have been selected to receive the Damus Award; a philanthropic project that gives up to $25,000 annually to Minnesota nonprofits.
The Damus Board; a select group of University of St. Thomas Business Undergraduates announced 180 Degrees' Community Re-Entry Services is a winner of its prestigious Damus award.
Richard Coffey, Executive Director of Community Re-Entry Services accepted the award in an online ceremony. “This award will help benefit programs that are working to achieve change in our communities.” Says Programs Director Richard Coffey, “I would like to thank the Damus Award Board for providing this growth opportunity."
The Damus Board invites Business students to engage in this leadership opportunity to acknowledge and fund local nonprofits.
We are thankful to receive this award and ready to use it to provide meaningful, trauma-informed support for men re-entering society where their communities need them as fathers, sons, and brothers.
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April 28, 2021
St. Paul, Minnesota
In a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, 180 Degrees and Mounds View non-profit Quincy House announced a new partnership to expand safe, affordable housing in the Twin Cities East Metro region, for young men at risk of homeless.
The ceremony took place in Mounds View at a residential home that will shelter up to five young men, ages 18-22, for up to 18 months. Sharing kitchen, living, and rec space, including an outdoor sports court, young men will participate in structured daily programming while receiving ongoing case management support, leading to independent living.
Non-profit Quincy House, founded by President Tami Moberg, has donated the house, and will contribute toward annual operating costs. An expert in trauma-informed services, 180 Degrees’ team will provide day-to-day programming, case management, and development of independent living skills. The program will officially open June 1.
“The need for supportive housing for at-risk young men is acute right now.” said Dan Pfarr, 180 Degrees CEO. This partnership brings together the best of two different organization to address that housing gap.”
Founded in 1973, 180 Degrees, Inc., operates emergency shelter and supportive housing programs for youth and adults. Quincy House will be the organization’s second supportive housing program for young adults, 18-22, joining Onward House, a similar program in Eden Prairie. Trauma-informed services address immediate crisis to experiencing neglect, homelessness, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and incarceration.
Programs include Clifton Place, a residential and supportive housing program for men exiting prison, Brittany’s Place, Minnesota’s largest shelter and program for girls under 18 who are victims of sex trafficking, Hope House Emergency Youth Shelters in Chanhassen, Emergency Youth Shelters in St. Cloud and Rochester, and Onward House in Eden Prairie.
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