The mission of the Murphy Center (MC), located  at 242 Conifer Street in Fort Collins Colorado, is to facilitate collaboration among 20 independent agencies offering an array of 40 programs and services in support of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Larimer County. The MC was established in March 2009 as a one-stop resource center originally envisioned to serve between 30-40 guests a day and now serves more than 160 individuals per day with over 40,000 guest visits annually.

Our goal is to provide a continuum of services, in a single location, to help people to survive through crisis, move forward into stabilization and ultimately to thrive in a return to self-sufficiency while helping our community fulfill its vision to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring.


Murphy Center Music Video                 Collaborative Overview                          Services and Testimonials

Video Credits: Colorado Video

Video Credits: Bob Gobeille

Video Credits: Colorado Video


Breaking Down Stereotypes

(Video Credits: Shadow Play Films)

Garden Project

(Video Credits: Leadership Fort Collins)


“Homeward Alliance at the Murphy Center was a godsend. We were able to find and maintain stable employment with the help of Homeward Alliance and they helped provide basic work needs such as work boots and tools. One year ago my husband and I couldn’t even afford food, let alone a roof over our head. When I became pregnant we went to the Murphy Center for help. Since then we have both maintained full time employment and with the help of Homeward Alliance we were able to move into an apartment.

The Murphy Center has helped tremendously in providing for our son. The transition from homelessness to stability is incredibly difficult and seems impossible. The Murphy Center gave my family hope. Homeward Alliance in particular made stability a reality for us.  Thank you for continuing to help people out of homelessness.” – Corrina and Matt W.“

Memorial to all those we have lost. Rest In Peace

Memorial to all those we have lost. Rest In Peace


The Murphy Center is an initiative of and managed by Homeward Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  A four-agency Collaborative Advisory Council—comprised of Neighbor to Neighbor, Catholic Charities, Summitstone Health Partners and Homeward Allianceassists with strategic vision and policy development.

For a complete list of all Agencies offering service at the Murphy Center For Hope click here.