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Simpson Housing Services, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Women


160 Glenwood AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55405 United States

Organization Information

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


Would you recommend Simpson Housing Services, Inc.?
6 reviews Write a review
by Kristen H. (February 8, 2017)
The volunteer opportunity I took part in involved gathering supplies and dropping them off at the office. The volunteer instructions were very clear and the drop off was easy and quick. Staff was very friendly. They do great work in this city!
by Mary C. from St. Paul, MN (November 14, 2016)
I participate in Simpson's Tools for Schools program, providing backpacks and school supplies for kids in their shelters. I enjoy picking out school supplies and packing the bags. I love to think of the kids that maybe get a kick out of new notebooks, highlighters, and pencil boxes, like I did when I was a kid.
by Allison M. from Minneapolis, MN (June 6, 2016)
Set up and meal preparation went fairly easily as the equipment was suitable for serving a large group. The staff was super helpful with any questions or dinnerware items we needed for service.
by Nichole H. (November 10, 2012)
This is the most rewarding place I have ever volunteered. It is a feeling you cannot receive anywhere else; or from anyone else. I would recommend this to anyone who is in school and pursuing a career to better the future in any way. Simpson treats us with respect and the residents who reside there are truly grateful for the services they receive! Give a helping hand :)
by Jim P. from MN (March 19, 2009)
They provide a very important service, their training is great and the staff is very professional. They treat their volunteers and clients with dignity. Shelter overnights are a great time to catch up on reading as wells as work or school.
by Stephanie B. from Vadnais Heights, MN (July 8, 2008)
This is a wonderful place to volunteer with a group of friends, and creating a nutritious and filling meal for the shelter guests is a pleasure. There are many ways Simpson give you to partner with them!

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