1. I have been blessed with a rare glimpse into a life I choose not to embrace.

    Space taker I am not. I have been blessed with a rare glimpse into a life I choose not to embrace. If not for Homeless Gear’s Hand Up organization, along with the Murphy Center and Catholic Charities, my present future would not be so clear.   Without your profound impact, I would still be on the merry-go-round of homelessness.…Read More

    Sara J.
  2. Awesome!

    Awesome! I just moved here and you know, being in a new place is quite an experience.  However every one of your employees welcomed me with a smile and it made me feel "in";  You are awesome Fort Collins.…Read More

    Unknown
  3. Called me by my name—smiled always.

    It was there for me rain or snow, up or down days. It was all I knew at times. Somebody always cared, helped, or steered me in the direct direction. Mentally they would put you on the right track. Emotionally someone would let you cry on their shoulder. I was a drunk and people would still help—bless them. Called me by my name—smiled always. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. All it ta…Read More

    Unknown
  4. They gave me help there to find the things to make me have a better life.

    They gave me help there to find the things to make me have a better life. Today I have my own place and I am so happy. I give all of this to God who I put all things in his hands.…Read More

    Sanders
  5. Thank you all for the help. Great job!

    The Murphy Center was of great assistance to me. I received friendliness and understanding from the staff here. The ability to use the computers, mail, and iron clothing were of great assistance. Thank you all for the help. Great job! Hard work from myself and the Murphy Center equals housing for me and my family.…Read More

    Kenny
  6. Showers, coffee, clothes and just a place to be.

    The Murphy Center helped me to feel like a person. When I needed to get help, they helped. Showers, coffee, clothes and just a place to be. I want to thank the Murphy Center for being there for me.…Read More

    Ellie
  7. I am so super thankful for the Murphy Center.

    I am so super thankful for the Murphy Center. We had never experienced homelessness and were quite scared and nervous. My husband was able to get employment and the Murphy Center helped us along the way until we found housing.…Read More

    Melinda
  8. The Murphy Center has people that really listen to you.

    The Murphy Center has people that really listen to you. They help people with specific things like clothing, food, showers and laundry. The people here at the Murphy Center are so awesome, they have a beautiful heart, and talk to you and help you. God bless you all!…Read More

     Juan
  9. I remain sober to this day.

    I was one of the first ones in the door when it opened. At the time, I was a chronic homeless person. It used to be a place of refuge for me then. 3 years ago, I got sober and moved into the Lighthouse. HPI helped pay my rent there for 1 month. Now I am renting a house and feed the homeless twice a week. I remain sober to this day. Thank you!”…Read More

    Michael “Miguel”
  10. It has taken me a year to get on my feet.

    Well, when I first lost my house, I had no clue how to be homeless until someone told me about the Murphy Center. Now looking back, it may have saved my life. It was a place where I felt safe, accepted, not judged. I could get a shower, coffee, and hot breakfast. They have all you need to get on your feet and re-coop.  It has not been easy. It has taken me a year to get on my feet. If the Murphy …Read More

    Phillip