news & events

Simpson’s Response to COVID-19

Posted on March 26th, 2020

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. 

Click here for more information and updates.


Working Together to Support the Simpson Community 

Posted on March 25th, 2020

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,

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Community Meeting Notice on Simpson’s New Shelter Project

Posted on March 5th, 2020

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:
    (312) 626-6799

    Meeting ID:
    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

Homeless Day on the Hill – March 11

Posted on February 22nd, 2020

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.

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Announcing Simpson Housing Services’ New Shelter Project

Posted on February 20th, 2020

Dear Friends:

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.

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Create Art. Buy Art. Give Shelter.

Posted on February 19th, 2020

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.

We are currently accepting artwork, please click here to review submission guidelines or download form. 

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.

Meet William: a U.S. Veteran finds housing stability

Posted on February 18th, 2020

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.

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Meet John Green, Simpson’s Board President

Posted on February 13th, 2020

Simpson Housing Services is honored to announce John Green as our new board president.

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.

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