June 22 — Homeless Gear is excited to report that it has changed its name to Homeward Alliance, effective immediately. Homeless Gear announced the new name on Saturday at Toast to Transitions, the organization’s ten-year anniversary celebration and annual fundraising event.
“We have spent ten years building Homeless Gear into an organization that empowers thousands of individuals and families each year to survive, move forward and thrive,” said David Rout, Homeward Alliance’s Executive Director, “but the name simply no longer represents the scope of our work.”
Homeward Alliance operates the Murphy Center, Larimer County’s hub of services for people facing homelessness, and an additional nine programs. Those nine programs provide dozens of services, ranging from housing assistance, to case management, to employment support and more.
“The new name reflects both who we are today and who we want to be,” said Rout. “We value and rely on collaboration and believe that all individuals and families should have a stable place to call ‘home.’ This is not a job for one program, or even one agency. It is a job for an alliance.”
So far this year, Homeward Alliance’s family of programs and initiatives has helped more than 80 individuals escape homelessness.
Name Change Video: https://youtu.be/oxp3N7lFtc4
ABOUT HOMEWARD ALLIANCE
Homeward Alliance was founded as Homeless Gear in 2008. The organization operates the Murphy Center, Larimer County’s hub of services for people facing homelessness, and nine programs. For more information, visit www.HomewardAlliance.org