“We’re going in and talking to parents, asking them important questions: What are your goals? How can I support you? What can we do together to support your child?
Students in Simpson’s Housing Services’ Family Housing Program will be prepared for school this fall because of backpack and school supply donations received through its annual Tools for School campaign.
Will McDonald, an incoming 11th grader at The Blake School in Minneapolis, is supporting this effort by organizing donations from Blake students and families for the second year in a row.
Residents in Simpson’s two single adult housing communities enjoyed a festive evening of activities at a National Night Out block party in early August. More than 60 Simpson residents and nearby neighbors joined in this community–building event at one of Simpson’s housing sites.
Guests enjoyed a dinner of delicious picnic favorites: hot dogs with all the works,
You can now donate to Simpson just by shopping for your fashions at Buffalo Exchange in Minneapolis. Instead of a plastic bag,
Rose, a former guest of Simpson Shelter, recently settled into her new home. A twenty-eight-year-old Native American woman — White Earth Ojibwe on her mom’s side and Lac du Flambeau Chippewa on her dad’s side — she has experienced generational homelessness. Most recently she experienced homelessness for more than two years,
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A team of twenty-one Bright Horizons volunteers, led by Bright Horizons employee and long-time Simpson volunteer Jill King,
Talented artist and Art 4 Shelter committee member, Deann Speltz is dedicated to creating art and supporting the important work of Simpson Housing Services through Art 4 Shelter. She began contributing her work to Art 4 Shelter four years ago after first attending the event. Deann later joined the Art 4 Shelter committee because her two sisters-in-law were members of the coordinating team.
Madeleine Lowry’s artistic repertoire encompasses drawing, painting, collage, encaustic, and other techniques. Impressionism, color field art, and process-based art are her favorite styles. She identifies most with impressionist landscapes.
Madeleine has been painting since she was twelve years old. “When I was young, I wanted to be able to paint like Zoltan Szabo,” she says.
Marla Gamble has been a self–employed professional artist for nearly 50 years. “I decided I would be an artist in fifth grade, but when I helped a classmate complete a Picasso–inspired art project which won her the first prize, I was committed to being a professional artist,” she says.