The South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition (SMPSC) is a group of residents, businesses, and organizations that consistently engage elected and appointed leaders.
Formed in 2016, SMPSC works to improve public safety by bringing together community voices for change.
The group collects community concerns and ideas about how to improve livability and safety with a restorative lens.
We are calling on municipal leaders to invest $10M annually into new safety and livability resources, and we need your help! This investment will support three core initiatives:
1. A Community Services Team (CST), will be a mix of full-time and part-time staff whose work centers on outreach and helping individuals access existing health and human services resources.
2. The Street-Stand Program (SSP) will help activate public spaces where unhealthy activity often occurs by enabling low barrier business development among existing and new owners.
3. The Restroom Access Fund (RAF) will support businesses and organizations as they open their restrooms up to the public, allowing all people the decency to use the bathroom.
Help increase community-centered investment in safety and livability by taking one of the following actions:.
1. DONATE! To advance our $10M campaign, we are asking individuals or organizations to contribute $200 toward our $7,000 campaign expenses. This includes costs like printing, mailing, translation, and social media. We welcome and appreciate donations at all levels.
2. ATTEND! Join us at the monthly SMPSC meetings to get involved. Generally, meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at the Salvation Army (1604 E Lake St, Minneapolis). See the meeting schedule here.
3. Sign Up! Sign on to receive email updates as we announce opportunities for action and campaign updates! Sign up here.
To learn about other ways you can get involved, find more info, or with questions about our work, email Grace Berke at