On-Site Service Providers
A list of agencies and the services they offer at the Murphy Center is below.
Please note that not every agency is on-site at all times.
For example, some agencies are at the Murphy Center daily, while others are only here a few days or hours during the week.
Please call us at (970) 494-9940 or visit us at 242 Conifer Street for an up-to-date schedule of services.
- Senior Services: Case management for low-income seniors
- Walk-in hours Monday – Friday, 11AM – 1PM, and by appointment
- (970) 494-9725
- Emergency utility, transportation and government ID assistance:
- Now offered at the Catholic Charities main office at 460 Linden Center Drive (not at the Murphy Center building)
- For appointments call (970) 484-5010
Catholic Charities is part of the four-agency Advisory Council (Catholic Charities, Homeward Alliance, Neighbor to Neighbor and SummitStone Health Partners) that assists with Murphy Center strategic vision and policy development.
Colorado State University Social Work department has long partnered with the Murphy Center to provide BSW and MSW student interns who lend their energy and educational experience to helping us deliver a variety of services to our guests.
Anyone who identifies as being disabled is eligible to receive services.
- Case Management: Independent living skills, peer support, employment assistance, advocacy, housing assistance, financial assistance and social security assistance
- Community Assistance Services: Information and referrals, volunteer coordination, durable medical equipment rentals and disability awareness
- Walk-in hours Thursday, 8:30AM – 2PM
Disabled Resource Services’ main office location is 1017 Robertson Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80524, with walk-in hours on Thursday from 11AM – 2PM. The main office phone is (970) 449-6977.
- Remote Court services to answer procedural questions and provide case-related information related to citations filed through the Municipal Court
- Walk-in hours third Tuesday of each month, 9AM – 11:30AM
- Temporary, emergency pet food and basic supplies for pets when their owners are facing economic hardships
- Pet food is generally available during regular Murphy Center hours (Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM)
- Gear Room: Walk in hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am – 11:00am
- One Village One Family: Helps families secure housing and a network of support
- Bike Repair: Repairs and maintenance for bicycles and bicycle trailers
- Winter hours: the first Friday of the month from 3PM to 5PM
- Summer hours: most Fridays from 3PM – 5PM
- Dedicated Navigator: Enrolls people in benefits, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or “food stamps”), Medicaid, Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), Old Age Pension (OAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and offers guidance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
- Walk-in hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9AM – 11AM
- Re-Entry: Employment, educational services, re-entry mentoring and housing search assistance for individuals who are on parole
- Walk in hours Monday – Friday, 8AM to 5PM, and by appointment
- Contact email@example.com or (970) 408-0378
- Hand Up: Helps job-seekers find and maintain employment through case management, job search training, resume building, employer connections, interview preparedness, referrals for ID vouchers and birth certificates, transportation assistance and a Career Closet
- Walk in hours Monday – Friday, 8AM to 5PM, and by appointment
- Contact Kristen@homewardalliance.org or (970) 316-4037
- Housing First Initiative: A program for people who have been homeless for at least six months
Homeward Alliance operates the Murphy Center; the Murphy Center is an initiative of Homeward Alliance.
- Hepatitis A shots, last Wednesday of every month, 9AM – 11AM
- Flu shots, available during cold weather months on the last Wednesday of every month, 9am – 11AM
- Empowers young adults and families in transition to navigate difficulties on the road to self-sufficiency
- Referals to the McKinney-Vento Program
- Thursdays, 8AM – 11:30AM
- Ensures that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full and equal access to the same free and public education as other children and youth
- Applies to children through the age of 21
- To remove education barriers for children and youth experiencing homelessness, the Act mandates:
- Immediate enrollment and full participation in all school activities
- The right for children and youth to remain in the school of origin when feasible and in the student’s best interest
- Transportation to and from school or origin
- Access to programs and services
- Rights and protections specifically for unaccompanied youth
- Removal of any barriers to school retention (including student support such as tutoring, fees waived, etc.)
- Whitney Reid, MSW, McKinney-Vento Program Specialist, Poudre School District
- Please click here for more information
- Office: 970-490-3242
- Housing Search Assistance to identify affordable rentals
- Homelessness Prevention to overcome immediate housing crises and achieve housing stability
- First Month’s Rent Assistance to attain affordable, sustainable housing (may be able to assist with up to $500 toward first month’s rent for those who are eligible)
- Walk-in hours:
- Monday – Thursday, 9AM – 11AM
- Monday – Thursday, 1PM – 3PM
- On Fridays the program operates from 9AM – 11AM at Plymouth on 916 W Prospect Rd
- Contact: (970) 494-9705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbor to Neighbor is part of the four-agency Advisory Council (Catholic Charities, Homeward Alliance, Neighbor to Neighbor and SummitStone Health Partners) that assists with Murphy Center strategic vision and policy development.
Northern Colorado AIDS Project (Colorado Health Network)
- Case management services to those living with HIV
- Outreach testing every third Thursday, 9AM – 11AM
For more information please call 970-407-7820 or walk-in at 400 Remington Street, Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO, 80524.
The mobile at the at the Murphy Center the last Wednesday of the month, 9AM – 12PM. It offers:
- Screening for diabetes, hypertension, cervical cancer, anemia, tuberculosis and cholesterol
- A physician or physician assistant to assess acute medical problems
- Lab tests, Flu vaccines and Tetanus vaccines for adults
- General health education and information on the availability of services, addresses of clinics, and how to schedule appointments
- For people in Fort Collins who have received a “quality of life” ticket such as camping, trespassing, or other violations that may be a result of being homeless
- 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 1:30-2:30pm
- Jon Geller, DVM and his organization The Street Dog Coalition, offer free medical care for Murphy Center pets
- Tuesdays, 2PM – 3PM (3 dogs/week)
- Behavioral health prevention, intervention and treatment services
- Mental health services
- Substance use counseling
- Walk in hours Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM
If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, the SummitStone Health Partners PATH Program may be able to offer access to:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual case management
- Psychiatric medications
- Choices Café, a peer-run center providing a safe environment to socialize and relax
- Spirit Crossing Clubhouse, a place to build employment skills and build relationship
SummitStone Health Partners is part of the four-agency Advisory Council (Catholic Charities, Homeward Alliance, Neighbor to Neighbor and SummitStone Health Partners) that assists with Murphy Center strategic vision and policy development.
- Provides single ride bus tickets
- Offers blood pressure clinics
Veteran’s Administration, The Cheyenne VA Medical Center Homeless Program
- Assists veterans that are experiencing homelessness or are at risk for homelessness in accessing eligible services through VA programs or other community programs
- Walk-in hours Monday 11am – 3pm and Fridays 10am – 12pm
- Walk-ins also accepted at Catholic Charities location from 12:30AM – 3PM
For more information about the services available or to schedule a meeting with the Outreach Case Manager, please call (307) 509-9813 or come to the Murphy Center during the above listed walk-in hours.
Volunteers of America Veterans Program
- Supportive Services for Veterans Services (SSVF), walk in hours:
- Monday 1PM – 3PM
- Tuesday 9AM – 11AM
- Thursday 9AM – 11AM
- Colorado Rapid Rehousing & Re-Entry (COR3), walk in hours:
- Monday 9-11am
- Tuesday 1-3pm
- Wednesday 9-11am
- Thursday 1-3pm
- Friday 9-11am
You can also contact a veteran specialist at email@example.com or call (970) 472-9630 and ask to speak with a veteran specialist. VOA’s main location is 405 Canyon Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521.