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Simpson Housing Services, Inc.


Do you have a talent for braiding and working with natural, textured hair? Then we can use your help at our emergency shelter!

We all want to look and feel our best, and this is especially true for those without shelter, as personal care and hygiene can be a challenge. While we offer a wide variety of toiletry items for guests like shampoo, conditioner and styling products, already limited budgets can’t be stretched to cover haircut and styling services. This is where you come in!

Our shelter serves 22 women and 44 men each night, the majority who are people of color. In our efforts to promote a fully inclusive and supportive environment, we are looking for hairstylists that are able to work with natural and textured hair. This would include styling and braiding as well as hair care services.

We are looking for stylists to come to the shelter and work directly with guests on-site. The shelter does have one salon chair available, but all other equipment would need to be provided by the stylists for this incredibly valuable service for all genders.

Not able to work on-site? There are other ways you can help through gift card donations for your salon, or even holding a natural hair care product drive to benefit shelter guests. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with other ideas!


This is a flexible volunteer opportunity; you can volunteer one time or on an ongoing basis. You would work with shelter staff to arrange on-site visits to help guests with haircare.


Simpson Housing Services’ Emergency Shelter

2740 1 st Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

The shelter is located in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church on the corner of 28th Street West and 1st Avenue South. Unfortunately, the building is not handicap accessible.

The shelter is open from 5:00 pm to 9:00 am, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Visits would be scheduled during open shelter times.

If you are interested in providing on-site services or to explore other ways to get involved, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nahrissa Rush, at or 612-455-0864.

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About Simpson Housing Services, Inc.


2100 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

To house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.


We know that with close, individual advocacy and support, men, women and families experiencing homelessness achieve housing stability.

We are committed to Housing First: house people quickly, then provide services as needed.

We operate over 20 programs for three distinct groups of participants:

  • shelter programs for single adults without children
  • housing programs for single adults without children
  • housing programs for families with children


We'll work with your schedule.


Simpson Housing Services' Emergency Shelter2740 First Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55408



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