To house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.
Simpson Housing Services began as an emergency overnight shelter in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Simpson has since become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to unmet community needs, our programs have grown to include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing. We work across the metro area, partnering with landlords and developers to find affordable housing for all families and individuals. At any given time, we provide supportive services to 100 individuals and 200 families with over 400 children – view our housing locations in the community.
In 2015, Simpson Housing Services:
- Provided support to 3,766 men, women and children experiencing homelessness;
- Placed 1,038 people into stable housing;
- Served 254 families with 508 children;
- Provided 862 individuals with a bed in our emergency shelter;
- Moved 104 individuals directly from the shelter into housing; and
- Provided services and support enabling 79% of participants to maintain their housing for 1 year.
- We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing.
- We celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person.
- We encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.
- We advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty.
- We strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community.