The Murphy Center will host two major events on December 8th, 2018, as part of Homeless Awareness Day:
Mission to Hope Walk and Murphy Center Community Dinner.
These events help make possible everything that we do…and they’re fun for everyone!

Mission to Hope Walk (8 AM to 11 AM)

The Murphy Center Mission to Hope Walk: Individuals, families, businesses, agency partners and other groups will take the .8-mile walk—together—from the local shelters to the Murphy Center. This is a walk that many people we serve take every day. Following the Walk will be an Open House at the Murphy Center, lunch provided by local restaurants and various activities.

Murphy Center Community Dinner (6 PM to 9 PM)

The Murphy Center Community Dinner: More than 200 individuals—people who are housed and guests (clients) of the Murphy Center—will come together to learn more about the Murphy Center collaborative, engage in conversation and share a meal. The Community Dinner will take place at First Presbyterian Church, just south of Old Town.

plus a full day of new events!!

Purchase Your Tickets and Learn More About Both Events Here

Stay tuned for a calendar of additional activities throughout Homeless Awareness Day

Are you a guest of the Murphy Center? Ask Jackie, Connie, Tom, Joy or any Homeward Alliance/Murphy Center staff member for details on the Mission to Hope Walk and Murphy Center Community Dinner!

Homeless Awareness Day Call to Action

We are proclaiming Fort Collins Homeless Awareness Day to actively engage in conversations that raise awareness about homelessness and activities that further our community’s vision to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring. We hope that our two events (Mission to Hope Walk and Murphy Center Community Dinner) can serve as “bookends” on Homeless Awareness Day to many different activities throughout our community.

We encourage faith-based organizations, businesses, social groups, neighborhoods, volunteers, schools and individuals to consider organizing their own activities leading up to Homeless Awareness Day (December 8th), capped off by joining together for the Mission to Hope Walk or Murphy Center Community Dinner. Here are just a few ideas on what you can do, individually or as a group:

  • Subscribe to Our Newsletter
  • Ask Us for Homeless Awareness Day Postcards and Send Them to Your Friends
  • Purchase a Group Walk Package with Your Friends or Co-Workers
  • Read a Book About Poverty and Have a Discussion with Your Friends or Book Club
  • Watch a Film About Homelessness
  • Host a Supply Drive at Work, with Friends or in Your Neighborhood
  • Pick a Day to Volunteer in 2018 (a Day You Hadn’t Already Planned!)
  • Take a Photo at the Walk or Dinner and #homelessawarenessday on Social Media
  • Host a Party and Collect Donations for the Murphy Center
  • Follow homeward_alliance on Instagram, @homewardCO on Twitter and Homeward Alliance on Facebook
  • Host a Bake Sale or Lemonade Stand in Support of the Murphy Center

If you are a chef or a restaurant manager, consider participating on our A serving of Hope campaign and making a special dish for our Community Dinner. For more information, click on the logo


“The Murphy Center was completely instrumental in all facets of help that I needed. The smiles and encouragement here made all the difference. In fact, everything I now enjoy is a direct result of the many resources and services that the Murphy Center offers. I am extremely grateful that such a place is in existence, otherwise I’m not certain what my circumstances would be at this time in my life.”  – David



A huge thanks to our 2018 Sponsors! If you’re interested in supporting our mission and receiving marketing benefits and community exposure, please consider becoming an event sponsor. Please click here for a PDF of our 2018 sponsorship opportunities.  To learn more about sponsorship, please contact Ken John at Ken@Homeward Alliance or (970) 581-4921

2018 Event Platinum Sponsors

2018 Event Gold Sponsors

Beth and John Dumont

Ken and Nancy John

Lawrence Rout

Mary Alice and David McComb






2018 Event Silver Sponsors




David Rout

David Way

Adam Zeimet and Jennifer Bowman














2018 Event Bronze Sponsors