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6th Annual Art 4 Shelter

Posted on March 5th, 2016

May 11, 2016 | Le Meridien Chambers Hotel

901 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

First Look Luncheon: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Tickets priced at $200 each.

Purchase your tickets to the First Look Luncheon today  – click here!

Enjoy a delicious lunch while having an exclusive chance to view and purchase up to three original Art 4 Shelter artworks – before anyone else!

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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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