Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$124,354 raised by 260 donors

62% complete

$200,000 Goal

At Simpson Housing Services, we believe that everyone deserves a place to call home. Our incredible staff members support people transitioning out of homelessness, helping them secure and maintain stable housing.

Get to know Simpson's work mission in our latest video:

It takes $1 million a year from donors like you to provide 24/7 shelter, stable housing, and supportive services. Every gift counts, no matter how large or small. Will you consider supporting Simpson with a financial gift right now and doubling your impact?

Right now, all new and increased gifts (10% or more) will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. Thank you to The Barry Foundation, the Frey Foundation of Minnesota, and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for providing this fundraising match.

How to Give

Make your donation on our GiveMN page, give at, 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 began as an emergency overnight shelter at Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Our key programs have grown to include the following: 

  • An extended-stay shelter.
  • Supportive housing programs for youth, single adults, and families.
  • Developmental and educational services for children. 

Simpson annually supports 2,000 people experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness, including 300 families with 650 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 and 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. The majority 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

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.

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Organization name

Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

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Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


160 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405



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