Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$63,011 raised by 303 donors

63% complete

$100,000 Goal

Your gifts power Simpson Housing Services. You make it possible for our staff to be there to address the immediate needs of individuals and families who are unhoused and walk with those who are transitioning to housing stability.

Please consider supporting Simpson with a financial gift right now. Thanks to gifts from The Barry Foundation, the Frey Foundation of Minnesota, and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.

Every year, we support 2,000 people experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness, including 300 families with 600 children. We provide: 

  • Overnight shelter for 70 shelter guests each night
  • Supportive housing programs for 500 youth, single adults, and families
  • Developmental and educational services for children

Our values guide every interaction with staff and participants and every decision we make. 

  • 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.

Join us in our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. It takes $1 million a year from donors like you to provide shelter 24 hours a day, seven days a week, support individuals and families who are transitioning to stable housing, and to meet the needs of children who are or who have been unhoused. 

Make your donation online or mail a check payable to:

Simpson Housing Services | Attn: Development Office

160 Glenwood Avenue, | Minneapolis, MN 55405.

 Please contact Elisabeth at if you have any questions.

Who we are

Simpson Housing Services is marking it’s 40th year. We began as an emergency overnight shelter at Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. We are a leading nonprofit helping people experiencing homelessness. In response to unmet community needs, our programs have grown to include five key programs: emergency shelter, supportive housing programs for youth, single adults, and families – along with developmental and educational services for children.  We annually support 2,000 people experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness, including 300 families with 600 children.

 We were one of the first Minnesota organizations to use the nationally recognized Housing First model. Individuals and families are placed into housing immediately then supported with identified services to help address barriers. We work across the metro area partnering with landlords and developers to find sustainable housing for families and individuals. Most of our program participants live in scattered-site housing or individual apartments in market-rate apartment buildings, with the largest number of participants living in Hennepin County.

 Learn more at Simpson Housing | Together We Can End Homelessness

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Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

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Children & Family Community

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BIPOC Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

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160 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405



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