The Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope, or Murphy Center, is a resource center for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in Larimer County.
More than a dozen independent agencies operate programs out of the building–providing everything from basic supplies to long-term services–with a collaborative mission to help our guests deal with the day to day challenges of homelessness but also providing a continuum of services to help those in need to regain the self sufficiency.
The Murphy Center is managed by Homeless Gear and overseen by a four-agency collaborative comprised of Neighbor to Neighbor, Catholic Charities, Summitstone Health Partners and Homeless Gear. Learn more about our new collaborative funding, management and oversight structure here!
For a complete list of all services offered at the Murphy Center click here.
For a complete list of all Agencies offering service, hours and days of operation, and what each agency offers at the Murphy Center For Hope click here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What you need to know before coming to
the Murphy Center
When is the Murphy Center open?
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Murphy Center is closed on major holidays.
Do I need an appointment for services?
Most of our resources are available on a walk-in basis every day. Some services require an appointment. Feel free to call the front desk if you are unsure if the service requires an appointment or not.
Who can use the Murphy Center?
We serve anyone who is either homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, regardless of age or income. Families and individuals alike are welcome to come to the Murphy Center for assistance. (Must be 18 or older to receive services at the Murphy Center – if you are under the age of 18 we will help navigate local resources for minors.)
Can I bring my children to the Murphy Center?
Yes! We provide a safe environment for children with indoor and outdoor play areas. We do not provide childcare, however, so parents need to remain with children at all times.
What do I have to do to get help at the Murphy Center?
You will need to complete a brief registration form and meet with a intake specialist so you can be directed to the appropriate resources.
What is the purpose of meeting with a Intake Specialist?
Intake Specialists are here to help and guide you to appropriate resources to meet the needs that you identify. They will provide you with resources to help you find a job, obtain housing, or work toward other goals that will help you stabilize your life.
Can I have my mail sent to the Murphy Center?
Yes. Homeless individuals needing an address for personal, business or other mail can have their mail sent to the Murphy Center after completing the registration form.
Can I set up a voicemail account at the Murphy Center?
Yes. You can set up a voicemail account to receive phone messages after completing the registration form.
Can I take a shower and wash my clothes at the Murphy Center?
Yes. However, there are a limited number of shower and laundry spots and usually a lottery is held shortly after we open to assign the spots for the day.
Are there storage areas for my belongings?
We do have lockers available. However, there is often a waitlist to get a locker.
How to Prepare for Your Visit
- If you have any identification or proof of residency, please bring it with you. Please keep in mind that some programs require an I.D. in order to serve you.
- Make sure you keep your belongings with you at all times while you are in the building.