Simpson Housing Services

Since our beginnings in 1982 in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church, Simpson has become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to unmet community needs, our services have grown to include five critical programs: emergency shelter, supportive housing programs for youth, single adults, and families – along with developmental and educational services for children of families in our Family Housing Program.

As a Volunteer

Volunteer activity remains to be established in post-COVID operations. The Homeless Memorial March, Service, and Meal will take place on the evening of December 16. The march is typically from City Hall in Minneapolis to Plymouth. We love Plymouth participants joining in the march. The memorial service and meal take place at Plymouth. We need 15-20 volunteers to welcome guests and staff at the Sanctuary and to help with food service.


  • Plymouth is host to Homeless Memorial Service and meal, organized by Simpson
  • March food drive for Simpson (and Groveland)
  • Simpson has used Plymouth facility w/o charge for board meetings and staff training
  • 100 Hands beneficiary
  • Undie Sunday drive and other supplies
  • Meal support at shelter pre-Covid
  • Forum presenter
  • Plymouth members doing volunteer work
  • Two Plymouth members are involved in the Homeless Memorial planning committee

Upcoming Opportunities