Larimer County backs medical clinic for homeless residents

Larimer County commissioners intend to allocate $1 million from federal American Rescue System Act cash to a new medical clinic at the Murphy Heart for Hope in Fort Collins for people today encountering homelessness.

The county been given $69 million in federal pandemic restoration money and has been allocating portions of that to fill gaps in community expert services. The clinic would be the first housed in a heart that gives providers to the unhoused populace in Fort Collins.

The preliminary allocation will assistance fund renovations at the Murphy Center to generate 3 exam rooms and a lab, additionally operational expenses. Commissioners stated they might allocate an added $1 million in the long run if Homeward Alliance — the nonprofit that operates the Murphy Centre — secures entire task funding.

Murphy Center Executive Director David Rout informed commissioners Tuesday that not having an on-web site clinic for individuals enduring homelessness “is a profound barrier to assistance.” He expects to have some clinical companies available early next calendar year and the clinic thoroughly operational in 2024.