Outreach Fort Collins is a professionally staffed, on-the-street team that builds relationships with community members, service providers, businesses, and city services as a means to effectively address and de-escalate disruptive behaviors downtown.
Nick Verni-Lau, Program Director
Nick has years of experience working with a variety of homeless and at-risk programs, including work in street outreach, housing, case management, and program development. After working in various homeless programs in Denver, Nick began his work as Program Director in Fort Collins in 2016.
Lisa Dunworth, Behavioral Health Clinician
Lisa joins our team as part of the SummitStone Health Partners Homeless Services team. Lisa completed her Masters of Social Work in May 2016 at Colorado State University and has been volunteering, interning or working as a service provider within the homeless community since 2012.
Emily Harms, Outreach Specialist
Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications from CSU, and eight years experience as a corporate recruiter. After a year of volunteering with Homeless Gear’s Street Outreach Team, Emily took a leap of faith switching professions. She has now been working with Outreach Fort Collins for over a year as an Outreach Specialist.
Andy Sprain, Outreach Specialist
Andy is a native of Northern Colorado, growing up in Loveland and having lived in Fort Collins since 2007. Andy has ten years work experience in the non-profit sector and holds a Masters of Theological Studies. Andy joined the team as an outreach specialist in November 2017.
Fred Palmer, Outreach Specialist
Fred Joins us from the mountains of Summit County, CO. After working for six years in the fields of substance abuse and mental health he has decided to continue his education here in the Social Work Program at Colorado State University. Fred will focus on evening and weekend shifts which increase OFC's hours of operations to 8pm on Frida, and Saturday evenings. Fred joined our team in November 2017 as an Outreach Specialist.