Luanne started volunteering at Simpson’s shelter four months ago when she saw a post on Simpson’s Facebook page requesting meal serving volunteers. She enjoyed her first volunteering experience and made the commitment to helping as a shelter support volunteer on a regular basis. One evening per month, Lu helps with daily activities that keep the shelter running smoothly for guests.
9th Annual Art 4 Shelter
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
- Location: Machine Shop | 300 2nd St SE, Mpls
- We are currently accepting art work donations.
- For submission guidelines, click here.
- Click here to visit Art 4 Shelter’s new website.
Art 4 Shelter is a fun, high profile, and inspiring benefit art sale brings together hundreds of artists and collectors for a special evening of music, wine, conversation, and art buying!
Click here to make a gift to Simpson Housing Services today.
New or increased gifts (10% or more) will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $45,000.
We’re excited to have special partners again this year in our work to end homelessness. Thank you to our fundraising challenge partners: The Frey Foundation and Rodney D. Bacon
At the 34th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service, the community gathered to remember 100 homeless friends, 89 formerly homeless folks, and 16 advocates who passed away in 2018. The service include the inaugural reading of “We Carry Their Names” by committee member, Carina Aleckson.
Nicolle and her daughter, Amaya, relocated to Minnesota from South Carolina to be closer to extended family and further her education at a well-known culinary school.
When their housing with an extended family member fell through, Nicolle and her daughter experienced homelessness for four months, living in a hotel and out of their car during the summer and fall months.
We slept at a bus stop that night.
I remember the culmination of events that led to the lowest point of my life. I had my five young children with me, and we had nowhere to go. We were on the street after two years of staying with my family and living in and out of motel rooms with my youngest son’s dad.
Twelve-year-old Danaeh and her mentor, Therese Pautz, have been matched through Simpson’s mentoring program for more than two years. Read Danaeh’s inspiring poem, Fearless, and experience the positive and lasting impact that a mentoring relationship can have in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness.
Please join us for the Homeless Memorial March and Service on Thursday, December 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Click here for event details.
According to the Wilder Foundation, an estimated 15,000 people are homeless on any given night in Minnesota. These community members face poverty,
Sarah and Victor and their two children, young Victor and Aliyah have been with Simpson since January 2018. Prior to Simpson, the family lived in a shelter for one year and had been without stable housing since 2016. After connecting with their Simpson Advocate, Jessica, the family secured permanent housing within one month.