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180 Degrees, Inc.

Turning Lives Around

aka 180 Degrees   |   Minneapolis, MN   |  www.180degrees.org

Mission

​​180 Degrees creates safe spaces and services that honor each individual's healing journey. Our vision is that every person can experience hope for the future and reach their full potential.

Notes from the nonprofit

See attached documents above including: 5-year Strategic Plan 2020 Next 5-year Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025 Equity Statement

Ruling year info

1972

Principal Officer

Mr. Daniel Pfarr

Main address

236 Clifton Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA

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EIN

23-7153536

NTEE code info

Transitional Care, Half-Way House for Offenders/Ex-Offenders (I31)

Correctional Facilities N.E.C. (I30)

Delinquency Prevention (I21)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Emergency Shelter Services

180 Degrees operates 5 emergency shelter programs which served over 300 youth in 2021. Youth access shelter for many reasons including family conflict, getting kicked out of home, homelessness, sexual exploitation and traffickig, abuse, gender identity issues, or having a mental health challenge or a parent with a mental health challenge. 180 Degrees welcomes youth from all backgrounds and circumstances. Services are grounded in Trauma-Responsive care giving youth emotional support, space and time to work through issues, and resources to plan for the next step on their life journey. Youth live in a shared community, participate in group activities, can attend their regular school and activities, and access supportive services. For more information, visit www.180degrees.org/youth-shelters

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens

In 1971, Robbie Robinson founded 180 Degrees, Inc. and the Clifton Place Program. Robinson, a man who spent twenty years in and out of prison, 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.

Today, nearly fifty years later, Clifton Place has assisted over 10,000 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.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ex-offenders
Adults

180 Degrees provides supportive services in shelter and in the community to youth, families, and adults. Services prevent and disrupt episodes of homelessness, exploitation, and justice-system involement. Street Outreach and Case Management services (delivered with or without a residential stay) empower clients, provide resources and help clients set and achieve personal goals. Resource connections and services include food, shelter, employment, legal assistance, housing navigation and placement, and mental health services. On-site mental health services are provided in some of our facilites (based on funding).

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents
Children and youth
Low-income people

Where we work

Awards

Hall of Fame Award 2019

Minensota Youth Intervention Programs Association

Affiliations & memberships

Youth Services Network 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children, Adolescents, Multiracial people, At-risk youth, Families

Related Program

Youth Emergency Shelter Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

544 clients received safe shelter in 2022, a slight decrease related to reduced service referrals during Covid. 332 were youth and 212 were adults.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Families, At-risk youth, LGBTQ people

Related Program

Youth Emergency Shelter Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

212 men exited from prison to Clifton Place, avoiding homelessness. 332 youth who were homeless, sex trafficked, or in crisis received safe shelter.

Percent of youth exiting shelter who increased positive social connections among safe adults.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Emergency Shelter Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

70% of youth in shelter were able to name a positive adult to turn to, not staff, in time of crisis. This is an outcome of working with youth in shelter to develop positive connections & safety plans

Number of crisis calls received and triaged on behalf of youth and adults needing emergency shelter.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Emergency Shelter Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

180 Degrees shelters logged 739 requests for emergency shelter.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: Transform client service through an agency-wide investment, commitment, and practice of trauma-responsive care.

Goal 2: Deliver high impact experiences through quality programs supported by consistent processes and structures.

Goal 3: Diverse revenue sources support the trauma-responsive care transformation and ensure fiscal sustainability.

Goal 4: Technology drives effectiveness and efficiency across 180 Degrees.

Staffing. Our capilities to meet our goals begin with our employees. 180 Degrees employs a highly diverse workforce to accomplish these goals (recognized in 2020 by MN Dept of Human Rights as employing a "far more diverse workforce than other employers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area". Over 50% of our managers are employees of color. Our employees bring professional experience as well as lived experience that mirrors experiences of our clients. In FY21, 1,400 clients were touched by 180 Degrees services directly. Client experience and voice also guides our work. Strategy and Client Voice. In July, 2021, the Board of Directors approved a 5-year strategic plan. Strategies and tactics evolved with strong input from stakeholders including clients, families, non profit partners, government agencies, foundations, indivdiuals and staff. Performance is measured quarterly against these plan, ensuring that we address highest priorities. New Technology & Measurement. 180 Degrees has invested in developing a new technology platform, Power180. This captures demographic data across all programs. Power180 also measures client outcomes, and is being phased in across programs. This provides a solid foundation to evaluate and improve services over time. New Models: Trauma Responsive Care Like other organizations, 180 Degrees has been challenged by the pandemic. A significant factor is the rise in acute mental health issues of our clients. We have made investments to assess, benchmark, and develop new strategies to handle client crisis, especially in our residential settings. Trauma Responsive Care is now the center of all work and we measure performace against this care model. This is equipping frontline staff with improved tools and strengthing our capabilities as a service provider. Sustainable Future. 180 Degrees has made significant gains in diversifying revenue to create a more sutainable future. This includes securing new, multi-year government grants, adding 1 FTE to grow support from individuals and business partners, and maximizing program revenue through improved contract negotiations.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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180 Degrees, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Fredrick Blocton

Upnet Technology

Term: 2020 - 2024

Tiffany Toussaint

Mortenson Construction

Shelley Nelson

Simplify Wealth

Fredrick Blocton

Upnet Technologies

Dale Forsberg

Watson Forsberg Co.

Ryan Foss

RJF Consultancy

Nick Keller

St. Paul Public Schools

Brian Kimmes

Dunwoody College

Sara Moret

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Erin Braaten

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JoAnn Brown

Minnesota Dept of Corrections

John Dinusson

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Jen Medernach

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Jen Pann

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/1/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/01/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.