Homeward Alliance to Host Walk Benefitting Murphy Center for Hope

Homeward Alliance to Host the Mission to Hope Walk

Homeward Alliance, a nonprofit based in Larimer County, invites the surrounding area to register for their upcoming family- and pet-friendly event, the Mission to Hope Walk, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 7.

The event begins at 10 a.m. at Catholic Charities, 260 Linden Center Drive, Fort Collins, and concludes at the Murphy Center for Hope, 242 Conifer St. They encourage participants to create their own walk teams when registering to involve their friends and family (human and canine) in the event.

The Mission to Hope Walk is an annual walk to raise awareness and funds to help end homelessness in Northern Colorado. Participants walk shoulder to shoulder—unhoused and housed—from our community’s
overnight shelters to the Murphy Center, a one-stop hub of services for people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

The walk covers just under two miles and traverses the same path that hundreds of people experiencing homelessness walk each day. The event serves as a visual display of support to those experiencing homelessness and affirms our community’s commitment to make homelessness rare, short-lived and nonrecurring. All proceeds support the Murphy Center for Hope.

The walk ends at an open house at the Murphy Center, where participants can learn more about our programming and tour the center. New this year is a Family Village featuring face painting, pumpkin decorating, cotton candy, a balloon house and more. We will also have pet-friendly activities at our Pawprints Adventure Zone for your furry family members, including making clay paw prints, a photo booth and, of course, treats.

“The Mission to Hope Walk is a chance to look beyond the headlines and see past the stereotypes,” says Pam Brewer, Homeward Alliance development director. “By gathering together, we show our community members who are experiencing homelessness or are struggling to remain housed that we see them, care about them and remain committed to working toward lasting solutions.”

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit homewardalliance.org/hwa/mission-to-hopewalk. For information on how to support the event, email Kinszia@homewardalliance.org or call (970) 430-6105.