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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

Shelter Manager Robert Hofmann Receives Service Award

Posted on September 26th, 2017

Shelter Manager Robert Hofmann received the 2017 Bruce Vento Distinguished Service Award at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless conference.  Congratulations, Robert!

Robert brings passion and commitment to help people experiencing homelessness and provides dignity and support to each shelter guest.  Read more about Robert and his work at the shelter here.

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Star Tribune: With too many homeless and too few shelter beds

Posted on September 20th, 2017

“We are grateful for the Star Tribune featuring Simpson Staff on the front page – working diligently to make best use of the limited shelter resources we have available in our community. As we continue to work towards creative, collaborative solutions – this important issue certainly warrants front page attention.”

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Meet Randy: A Shelter Volunteer

Posted on August 24th, 2017

Randy Pottebaum may be retired, but he’s not done helping others. For two years, Randy has volunteered his time at Simpson’s Shelter 3-4 evenings a month. He stocks and cleans up the supply closet, he makes coffee for guests, and then greets them as they enter the shelter for the evening.

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Simpson Welcome Home 39 Young Adults to 66 West

Posted on August 20th, 2017



Laughter. Smiles. Happy tears It’s becoming a familiar scene at 66 West on Move-In Day. Throughout the summer, 39 young adults will be moving into the newly finished apartment building. But it’s more than just a new apartment for these young people.

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