Simpson Housing Services: Normandale Community College’s Presidents’ Community Partner Award Recipient

Normandale Community College would like to recognize Simpson Housing Services for the Presidents’ Community Partner Award based on the long time, successful and positive partnership between our organizations.  The mission of Simpson Housing Services is “to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.” Simpson provides a multitude of services to adults and families experiencing homelessness from hunger and financial planning to assisting people with the process of obtaining permanent housing.  In 2000, Normandale Community College students began serving as overnight volunteers in the men’s shelter. The men’s shelter provides 48 men a bed for 28 days. Staff from Simpson provide their expertise to Normandale through educational programs, presentations and by serving on committees. This organization has helped students by providing opportunities and education that will prepare them for success in the workforce. Since 2005, 286 students have served 11,732 hours of service with Simpson. That averages one Normandale student volunteer in every other night for the last five years. We would like to thank Simpson Housing Services for such an amazing and impactful partnership!

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