news & events

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.

Talisha finds “Blessings that wouldn’t stop” through Simpson

Posted on July 31st, 2018

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.

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Become a mentor and change a life.

Posted on July 1st, 2018

1 in 3 youth are growing up without a mentor

You can make a difference by becoming a mentor today.

The first step to becoming a mentor is to attend one of our Introductory Sessions where you’ll learn more about the different opportunities and our strategies for success.  Join us at a informational sessions to learn more:

  • Monday, August 13,  5:30 – 7 pmRSVP here

Serve a Shelter Meal with Steve this Summer

Posted on June 8th, 2018

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:

Meet Shelter Guest Leroy

Posted on June 1st, 2018

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.

The 8th Annual Art 4 Shelter was an extraordinary, record-breaking event!

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Together, we raised over $116,000 for Simpson’s shelter and supportive housing programs, providing 3,315 nights of safe shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness.

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. 

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Join us for the 8th Annual Art 4 Shelter

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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