In partnership with Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) and Homes for All-MN, the Simpson community has been actively engaged in advocacy efforts, urging MN legislators to approve funding and resources to support emergency shelters and rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the rapidly changing situation and continued spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, Simpson Housing Services has implemented plans and safety measures to sustain our mission and ensure the safety of the people we serve and our staff members that work alongside them.
The shelter is vital to our community, and we are committed to maintaining shelter operations. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Simpson began operating the emergency shelter 24 hours per day on March 17.
Your support at this time is critical to our ability to expand services, respond to the needs of our participants, and navigate these unprecedented times as a community. We remain committed to our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are ways you can help:
Financial Gifts: If you are willing and able to support us financially,
March 25, 2020
Media Contact: Elisabeth Loeffler, cell: (612) 210-2343
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, three Minneapolis caterers step up to provide meals at a homelessness shelter
Whittier community members are invited to participate in a Community Meeting to provide feedback about a proposed amendment to the City of Minneapolis’ 2040 Comprehensive Plan
- *New Online Format Due to COVID-19*
Tuesday, March 24th, 6 pm – 7 pmJoin by Computer:
Join by Phone:
270 854 823
Simpson Housing Services and Project for Pride and Living are planning to redevelop 2740 1st Ave S, Minneapolis to a 5 story building to include 70 shelter beds and 42 units of permanent supportive housing. Click here for more information on the shelter project or contact Christina Giese at (612) 455-0859 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Homeless Day on the Hill on March 11 and be a voice for expanding and preserving emergency shelter beds and affordable housing.
We need your support as Simpson and the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless push our boldest agenda item yet: $50 Million investment to Expand and Preserve Emergency Shelter Beds
Here are three important ways you can participate:
1) Join us for Homeless Day on the Hill on March 11: Click here to register.
As we have previously shared with you, Simpson became the owner of the Simpson United Methodist Church property last spring, home of our current shelter. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new shelter project at the site.
Simpson’s board of directors and staff are committed to designing and executing a national best practice shelter model.
We are now accepting artwork for Art 4 Shelter 2020!
Join us for the 10th Anniversary Art 4 Shelter on May 13, 2020 at our new venue, The Fillmore – Minneapolis.
Mail artwork submissions to our NEW address:
- Simpson Housing Services | Attn: Art 4 Shelter
- 2100 Pillsbury Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
For more information on Art 4 Shelter please click here.
Fifty-eight-year-old William is a United States veteran. He served in the Navy from 1982 to 1986, stationed in California and Virginia and aboard an aircraft carrier on which he completed an around-the-world tour.
Humble and hard-working, this Minnesota native has also experienced homelessness. William’s hardship began six years ago.
John joined the board in 2015 and has been actively engaged in leading our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. During this time, he has served in various positions as a member of the Nominating Committee and Finance Committee in addition to providing leadership as Vice President of the board from 2018 to 2019.