news & events

Meet Katherine and the Simpson Shelter Mending Group

Posted on January 14th, 2016

Katherine Werner was first introduced to the Simpson shelter about ten years ago when she organized a group of her coworkers at the Twin Cities United Way to visit some of the organizations the agency funded. Shortly after visiting the shelter Katherine was inspired to gather a group of coworkers to cook dinner once a month for the women at Simpson’s women’s shelter which,

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Meet Simpson’s New Shelter Manager

Posted on December 10th, 2015

When you meet Robert Hofmann, one of the first things he will tell you is how privileged he feels to have a job that enables him to connect with and get to know people from different life paths. Robert has been involved with Simpson Housing Services for eleven years and recently became the shelter manager.

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Simpson selected to provide services at 66 West

Posted on November 4th, 2015

Simpson Housing Services has been selected to provide on-site staff support at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s affordable housing building 66 West in Edina.  66 West will include 39 studio apartments, shared common areas, and offices for onsite supportive services. Supportive services are the key to helping young adults who have been on the streets or in shelters or otherwise lacking a stable home to be part of a supportive community and to achieve their employment and educational goals.

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Housing with support helps Jackie make ends meet

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

On the last day of April 2006, Jackie lost her job as a manager at a Saint Paul Goodwill store.

Losing her income meant losing her apartment, too.

She had a 6-year-old son, Tyler – and she was pregnant.

Jackie could not afford an apartment on the small amount of financial assistance she received from the county.

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Simpson Launches the Mentoring and Youth Development Program

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

In February, Simpson launched the Mentoring & Youth Development Program for youth ages 10 -14. Research shows that the number of caring, supportive adults in a young person’s life is one important factor in resiliency, a key skill for long-term success.

The program pairs middle school students with an adult mentor for weekly meetings for at least one year.

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A New Playground for Passage Community

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

Passage Community, a Simpson-owned building that provides transitional housing for 17 families, received a special gift – a new playground!

The idea came from long-time volunteer Jill King. Her employer, Bright Horizons, offers a Bright Space program to their employees to work with non-profit agencies to create warm,

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2014 Report to the Community Letter

Posted on July 16th, 2015

It is with great pleasure we share with you Simpson Housing Services’ 2014 Report to the Community.  We welcome you to view our recent financials and program outcomes.

Each day at Simpson is an opportunity to fulfill our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. 

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