We invite you to become involved and take actions to address homelessness.

Homeward 2020 is a collaborative of community partner organizations and groups dedicated to ending homelessness. Affiliates of Homeward 2020:

  • Participate in data collection to measure progress toward our collective vision.
  • Lead meetings and gatherings that advance the strategies outlined in the 10-Year-Plan and annual action plans.
  • Spark community-wide dialogue and actions to address issues of housing and homelessness and advocate for solutions.

Individuals can also get connected to impactful volunteer opportunities, giving options, and current events. 

To find out the many opportunities to get involved email: Holly@homeward2020.org 

Visit this page again soon to learn more about current events, meetings and activities and get involved!

How can I take action?

We can make a difference. Together.

Homeward 2020 Affiliates work everyday to provide short and long term supportive services to those experiencing homelessness. Everyone has a part to play and your support of these local agencies is valued and appreciated.

It Really Does Take A Village

Affiliates affirm our community’s’ commitment to this vision and to this collective work of making homelessness rare, short-lived, and nonrecurring.

Homeward 2020 proudly works in collaboration with these local organizations dedicated to a thriving community.

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Homeward 2020 Sometimes a simple idea can have a huge impact. Miracle Messages helps individuals experiencing homelessness reconnect with their loved ones through social media and web searches. What's even more amazing? About 40% of the people they've helped reconnect to their family are now off the streets.09.01.2016 at 04:09 pmLike
Homeward 2020 An ounce of prevention! We all know it's best if we can prevent someone from becoming homeless in the first place. This article talks more about how a fairly small amount of cash -- about $1,000 -- given to someone who's about to become homeless can help keep them off the streets for at least two years.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/bit-cash-can-keep-someone-streets-2-years-or-more
08.17.2016 at 06:16 pmLike
Homeward 2020 This morning, the Larimer County Commissioners voted to place an initiative on this fall's ballot that would support more comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment services. It's an amazing step forward in an effort to provide the behavioral healthcare necessary for a healthy community! Want to learn more about this initiative and why it's needed? Check out the Facebook page for People for a Healthier Larimer County or visit www.larimerbehavioralhealth.org08.02.2016 at 05:56 pmLike
Homeward 2020 Check out this article in The Coloradoan about some of the amazing work Neighbor to Neighbor is doing to prevent homelessness by helping tenants avoid evictions!Homeward 2020 shared The Coloradoan's post.07.19.2016 at 04:43 pmLike

Reducing Homelessness In Our Community

The City of Fort Collins works closely with its partners to reduce homelessness in our community. The City is not a direct service provider but is committed to working with community partners to make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring. LEARN MORE

At the end of the day, we’re just like everyone else. We want to be safe but we don’t have a door to lock. We want to know our things aren’t going to be stolen, we want to know that no one will hurt us.

John, Currently Homeless

For me, the Point-in-Time Count is personal and professional—it shows me what the homeless face every day. And it gives me a real picture of what happens when a community doesn’t provide veterans with productive options to better their lives.

Maggie Walsh, Assistant Chief of Staff, Director Veteran Initiatives, CSU

Our goal is simple and straightforward, we want to strengthen and support the wellbeing of our residents while ensuring a safe community for everyone.

Jeff Mihelich, Deputy City Manager, City of Fort Collins

I first became homeless because I lost my job and couldn't pay rent. Now I have part-time jobs, and work every day of the week. But rent is still too high for me to find a place.  

Trent, Currently Homeless

How do you “rebuild” a life that you never even had? I talked with men & women who moved from foster care or broken families to the street. There’s so much they’ve never had a chance to learn.  

Tina, Point in Time Count volunteer

People judge me for being homeless, and then assume I can’t take care of my dog. So many times I’ve seen people freak out over a homeless dog and completely ignore me.  

Jacob, Currently Homeless

I’m not homeless, I sleep in my car. And, I have temporary construction work. I feel bad for those folks sleeping down by the river. It’s not safe—we could sure use more shelter beds around here.  

Buddy, Living in His Truck