Give the gift of home this season and your gift will be matched!

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

“Simpson got me out of shelter at just the right time- it was almost Christmas. They helped me out
with everything from housing to tutoring to resources like coats for my kids. Simpson helped me all the way until we were able to get permanent housing.” – Kiva

35 years ago, Minneapolis was facing an unprecedented problem – rising poverty combined with federal cuts to housing programs began to affect people who were living on the margins of our community and the city was facing a housing crisis. Members of Simpson United Methodist Church knew they could help people who were sleeping on the steps of the church. As the men of the church strategized and set up a meeting with local government to talk about opening an emergency shelter, the women of the church simply opened the church doors, so the story goes.

Brave members of our community saw their brothers and sisters in need and responded with gracious generosity. The doors of the shelter at Simpson United Methodist Church have been open ever since, helping thousands transition out of homelessness.

Over the last three decades, our programs have grown to include emergency shelter, supportive housing for individuals and families, and children and youth services to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Simpson has accomplished a lot these past 35 years to address the barriers to safe, stable housing. But we can do much more with your help.

Simpson as a 501(c)(3) is an expression of our community’s will to end homelessness, and we’ll be here as long as the community needs us. We worked with more people this year than ever before and we’re honored to have you by our side as we fulfill our mission – to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.


We’re excited to have a special partner again this year in our efforts to end homelessness. Thanks to the Frey Foundation, every new or increased gift (10% or more) we receive by December 31, 2017 will be matched, up to $35,000.

Click here to make a gift to Simpson Housing Services today. 

Together, we can end homelessness.


Steve Horsfield

Executive Director