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Dine Out. Give Back.

Posted on November 11th, 2019

Dine Out at The Lowbrow on Monday, November 18 and Give Back to Simpson!

On November 18, The Lowbrow will donate 10% of each patron’s bill to Simpson.

We are grateful to be a recipient of The Lowbrow’s Dine Out Give Back program. Click here for more information.

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Give to the Max Day 2019

Posted on October 31st, 2019

Support Simpson on Give to the Max Day – November 14, 2019.

Starting November 1, you may preschedule your gift for Give to the Max Day.

Click here to make your gift today.

By making a contribution, you will support the important work of Simpson and help end homelessness in our community.

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Recognizing Award-Winning Staff Members

Posted on October 21st, 2019

An esteemed group of Simpson staff members — Mary Gallini, Single Adult Housing Programs Manager, Wendy Wiegmann, Director of Programs, Robert Hofmann, Shelter Manager, and Marian Wright, Shelter Operations Manager — share the honor of having received the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless’ Congressman Bruce Vento Distinguished Service Award, recognizing extraordinary individuals who have gone above and beyond to provide housing and support to people in need.

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Shelter Tours

Posted on October 7th, 2019

Join us for a one-hour interactive tour of Simpson’s emergency shelter and programs. Learn more about the population we serve, our approach, and the contributing factors to homelessness. Each tour will cover any special topics of interest and the opportunity to ask questions. 

To RSVP, visit or contact Matthew at

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Meet Rebecca Bard, Simpson Intern

Posted on October 3rd, 2019

As a business intern with Simpson, Rebecca Bard has applied her accounting skills and immersed herself in reconciling bank statements, budgeting, learning financial software programs, and completing other finance-related projects. 

From the start, this Metropolitan State University senior has also demonstrated leadership and flexibility to support the needs of Simpson staff and participants. 

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Remarkable Student Leader Supports Tools for School Program 

Posted on September 9th, 2019

Students in Simpson’s Housing Services’ Family Housing Program will be prepared for school this fall because of backpack and school supply donations received through its annual Tools for School campaign.  

Will McDonald, an incoming 11th grader at The Blake School in Minneapolis, is supporting this effort by organizing donations from Blake students and families for the second year in a row.

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