Emergency Shelter

We provide safe, dignified shelter for 44 men and 22 women nightly. Guests are diverse in background, employment, physical abilities, and experiences with domestic violence, mental illness, or chemical dependency. Guests receive access to showers, laundry, toiletries, mail, and a savings program, as well as on-site healthcare, and referrals for mental health, and veteran’s services.

Our shelter stays open with the generous support of hundreds of volunteers who serve a hot meal nightly, provide breakfast in the morning, make sandwiches for guests to take with them during the day, and donate supplies such as toiletries, coffee, and new basic clothing items like socks, underwear, and t-shirts.

In Fiscal Year 2017/2018, 1,111 individuals received a bed, and 124 individuals moved directly from our shelter into safe, stable housing.

Adult Shelter Connect

Hennepin County Adult Shelter Connect (ASC) is a collaboration between Simpson and four other emergency shelter providers serving single adults in Hennepin County. Selected as the operator of ASC by Hennepin County, Simpson oversees the day-to-day operations of ASC on behalf of Minneapolis shelters. Single adults in need of emergency shelter visit Adult Shelter Connect for assessment, placement at one of the shelters, and connection to community resources.

In Fiscal Year 2017/2018, 6,214 guests were served at Adult Shelter Connect.

Learn more about ways to volunteer at the emergency shelter or donate supplies.

To stay at our shelter, or any single adult shelter in Minneapolis, please visit the Adult Shelter Connect office for an assessment and shelter placement.