news & events

Serve a Shelter Meal with Steve this Summer

Posted on June 8th, 2018

This summer, Simpson’s Executive Director, Steve Horsfield is hosting and serving 2 shelter meals.

This is a great way to see first-hand how the shelter operates and is fun and rewarding.   Steve will do the planning and all we need are friends to show up and help! If you would like to join Steve this summer in serving a shelter meal, please RSVP here:

Meet Shelter Guest Leroy

Posted on June 1st, 2018

Leroy, a former guest in Simpson’s shelter program, has just settled into his new apartment in northeast Minneapolis, but it wasn’t long ago that he found himself among the rising numbers of senior citizens in our community’s homeless shelters. At 75 years of age, Leroy slept alongside men half his age. Leroy is one of 69 guests age 62 or older that Simpson has served in the shelter program within the past twelve months. Click here to read Leroy’s story.

The 8th Annual Art 4 Shelter was an extraordinary, record-breaking event!

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Together, we raised over $116,000 for Simpson’s shelter and supportive housing programs, providing 3,315 nights of safe shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness.

We are honored the Minneapolis Institute of Art provided a welcoming and vibrant new home for Art 4 Shelter. Special thanks to the talented contributing artists who donated 1,900 original artworks. 

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Become a mentor and change a life.

Posted on May 14th, 2018

1 in 3 youth are growing up without a mentor

You can make a difference by becoming a mentor today.

The first step to becoming a mentor is to attend one of our Introductory Sessions where you’ll learn more about the different opportunities and our strategies for success.  Join us at a informational sessions to learn more:

Join us for the 8th Annual Art 4 Shelter

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

May 9, 2018

Minneapolis Institute of Art

First Look Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Purchase your tickets to the First Look Luncheon today  – click here!

Benefit Sale: Preview: 6:00 p.m.| Sale: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Learn more at www.art4shelter.org

View our 2016/2017 Annual Report

Posted on February 3rd, 2018

We are pleased to share with your our 2016/2017 annual report.   With the support of the community, donors and volunteers, we:

  • Welcomed 1,867 guests to our emergency shelter;
  • Moved 1,139 people into safe, stable housing; and
  • Supported 266 families with 533 children thought our Family Housing Program.
  • Learn More >