Happy Birthday Murphy Center!

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With Homeless Gear in Management Role, Murphy Center Celebrates Seventh Birthday—Building Has Seen Increased Traffic, Improved Outcomes in Homeless Gear’s First Months as Manager

Fort Collins, Colorado, March 4, 2016:

The Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope (Murphy Center) celebrated its seventh birthday today, about three months after Homeless Gear—alongside a broad community collaborative—assumed the role of Managing Partner of the building.

Since the management shift, the Murphy Center has seen an increase in client (guest) traffic of about 16 percent, and Homeless Gear’s programs have produced significantly-improved results. The Hand Up program, for example, helped secure 40 jobs for program participants in December, January and February—a 54 percent improvement over the prior three months.

ABOUT THE MURPHY CENTER

Named in honor of Sister Mary Alice Murphy, a Larimer County pioneer of service to neighbors in need, the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope celebrates compassionate action and serves as a resource center for families and individuals who face homelessness. The Murphy Center opened in 2009 and has proven to be a model for community collaboration and an essential resource in Larimer County. More information is available at www.murphycenter.org.