news & events

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

View our 2016/2017 Annual Report

Posted on February 3rd, 2018

We are pleased to share with your our 2016/2017 annual report.   With the support of the community, donors and volunteers, we:

  • Welcomed 1,867 guests to our emergency shelter;
  • Moved 1,139 people into safe, stable housing; and
  • Supported 266 families with 533 children thought our Family Housing Program.
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Simpson is proud to be a part of National Mentoring Month.

Posted on January 20th, 2018

Mentoring is a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions and connections that lead to improved opportunities. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.  Click here to read more.

  • Register today to attend an informational session:
  • Monday, January 29, 5:30 pm – 7 pm | RSVP here
  • Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 pm – 7 pm | RSVP here