Hand Up

“I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for Hand Up’s job services, which have been the pivotal piece for getting me the job. Not just a job that will get me by, but my dream job in my dream field – a job that will open doors for the rest of my life. You stood beside me, helped me to not be afraid of my own success and today I feel like a whole new human being. I now feel so excited about my future, where I wasn’t even a month ago. I will never be able to thank you enough. ~Jennifer, Hand Up Participant

Program Start (2008) To Date:
Helped secure 737 part-time and full-time jobs for program participants


254866_10150200056658075_1608787_nThe Hand Up program empowers individuals and families who are homeless or near-homeless to transition from (a) unemployed to employed, (b) stuck to unstuck and (c) homeless to self-sufficient. More specifically, we support participants in a variety of ways:

  • Case Management 
    • Goal setting, mentoring, removing barriers, resource connections, etc.
  • Job-Search Training 
  • Resume Building
  • Connections to Employers
  • Interview Preparations
  • Career “Gear” Closet
  • Colorado ID, Driver’s License & Birth Certificate Vouchers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Customized Support for Individual Circumstances

Get Help:

Are you homeless or at-risk of homelessness and looking for work? We are here to help, and all of our services are free-of-charge.

  • Where: Murphy Center for Hope, 242 Conifer Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • When: By appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
  • How: Contact Rachel, Hand Up Program Manager, by email at Rachel@HomelessGear.org or by phone at (970) 494-9702 to schedule an appointment

Career Center:

Hire a Hand Up Program Participant:

Hand Up has over a dozen business partners who hire participants in the program. Learn more here!