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Minnesota Orchestra and Simpson: A Harmonious Partnership

Posted on December 16th, 2019

Simpson is honored to partner with the Minnesota Orchestra, an organization dedicated to enriching, inspiring, and serving our community through music.

The partnership started several years ago when small groups of Minnesota Orchestra musicians played music for guests at Simpson’s shelter several times during the year. 

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Young Volunteer Supports Simpson Through Cereal Drive

Posted on December 12th, 2019

Eight-year-old Holtan wanted to help people experiencing homelessness. He also wanted to start a holiday giving tradition that would last throughout the year. Recalling the fun and meaningful experience his family had while serving two meals at Simpson’s shelter, Holtan decided to help guests at Simpson through a volunteer project.  

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Women’s Housing Partnership Holiday Gathering

Posted on December 10th, 2019

On a chilly December afternoon, participants and staff members in Simpson’s Women’s Housing Partnership program enjoyed a festive and heartwarming holiday gathering.

Expressing their creative flair, the group crafted handmade cards with ribbon, stickers, glitter glue, and personalized messages for family and friends. With kindness and humor,

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Meet Jeremiah: A Devoted Dad

Posted on November 12th, 2019

A devoted single father with a never-give-up attitude, Jeremiah has persevered through a journey of homelessness and survival as a victim of domestic violence and addiction. After experiencing homelessness for five months and living at a local shelter for an additional two months, Jeremiah and his family secured transitional housing at Simpson’s Passage Community.

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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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January is National Mentoring Month – Meet Danaeh

Posted on November 1st, 2019

January in National Mentoring Month!

Watch the video about Danaeh and her mentor.

Click here to join us for an Introductory Session where you will learn about opportunities to volunteer with children and youth at Simpson.

Twelve-year-old Danaeh and her mentor, Therese Pautz, have been matched through Simpson’s mentoring program for more than two years. Read Danaeh’s inspiring poem, Fearless, and experience the positive and lasting impact that a mentoring relationship can have in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness. Click here to read Danaeh’s poem.

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, click on the date that works for you below, or contact Matthew at 

Monthly Scheduled Shelter Tour Dates: