Talisha is a goal-oriented working mother, devoted to the needs of her four children. A year ago she and her family faced homelessness. Without a support system to fall back on, Talisha and her kids lived in a large Minneapolis shelter for nine months. Talisha found daily life in the shelter challenging.
1 in 3 youth are growing up without a mentor
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Your gift today helps a person experiencing homelessness move one day closer to safe, stable housing.
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:
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.
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.
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
Affordable housing is an issue affecting everyone in our community. You can get involved by engaging your lawmakers and letting them know housing and homelessness are important issues to you.
Simpson endorses the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless’ Legislative Agenda.
This video was made possible with support from the St. Joan of Arc Justice Fund.