news & events

Give the gift of home this season and your gift will be matched!

Posted on December 10th, 2018

Click here to make a gift to Simpson Housing Services today.

New or increased gifts (10% or more) will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $45,000.

We’re excited to have special partners again this year in our work to end homelessness. Thank you to our fundraising challenge partners:  The Frey Foundation and Rodney D. Bacon

Together, we can end homelessness.

Buffy’s Story

Posted on December 9th, 2018

We slept at a bus stop that night.

I remember the culmination of events that led to the lowest point
of my life. I had my five young children with me, and we had nowhere
to go. We were on the street after two years of staying with my family and
living in and out of motel rooms with my youngest son’s dad.

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Simpson Housing Services Receives $2.5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

Posted on November 20th, 2018

Simpson Housing Services has been selected to receive a $2.5 million grant award from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund to expand our Family Housing Program, including Children and Youth Services programs, over the next four years. Simpson was one of 24 nonprofits across the country and the only one in Minnesota to be awarded this grant. Simpson is honored to receive this generous gift and extraordinary opportunity to serve more families experiencing homelessness.   Click here to read the press release.

Sarah and Victor: A Family’s Story of Finding Home and Moving Forward

Posted on October 31st, 2018

Sarah and Victor and their two children, young Victor and Aliyah have been with Simpson since January 2018.  Prior to Simpson, the family lived in a shelter for one year and had been without stable housing since 2016. After connecting with their Simpson Advocate, Jessica, the family secured permanent housing within one month.  

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Enjoy our Fall 2018 Newsletter!

Posted on October 1st, 2018

Learn more about the important work that is happening at Simpson to help end homelessness.
Article highlights include:

  • Celebrating 20 Years with Wendy Wiegmann, Director of Programs
  • What Makes Simpson Special? Staying True to Our Mission in All That We Do
  • Ways You Can Support Simpson Housing Services

Click here to read the newsletter.

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Meet Matthew Ayres: Simpson’s Volunteer Engagement and Partnerships Manager

Posted on September 20th, 2018

Matthew Ayres recently joined the Simpson team after 12 years at Hennepin County in the Office to End Homelessness and later in the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office.

Matthew’s relationship with Simpson began in 2005 when he served as an intern while pursuing his Master of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.

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Serve with Simpson

Posted on September 17th, 2018

Volunteer to serve a Shelter meal!  Simpson staff is hosting a shelter meal.  This is a great way to see first-hand how the shelter operates and is fun and rewarding.  We will do the planning, provide the food and all we need are friends to show up to help.