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We are a tiny home village welcoming young adults home and breaking cycles of poverty.

We Are

… breaking the cycle.

We Fortify’s Working Fusion at Mill Street exists to pivot young adults out of poverty into a state of economic and emotional stability and social connectedness. This village and program is a first-of-its-kind housing initiative in Colorado Springs dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty and homelessness.

We do this by providing safe dignified housing within a small supportive community, individualized trauma-responsive therapies, life skills education, and living wage career placement.

WE ARE A HOMELESS PREVENTION INITIATIVE.
This is generational shift : one person, one neighborhood,
one community at a time.

We Believe

… in healthy whole humans.

In Colorado and across the nation, there is an urgent need for more transitional supportive housing options for youth experiencing homelessness.

Working Fusion is helping to fill this critical gap in the youth homeless population in the Pikes Peak Region, creating “healthy whole human” pathways to housing stability and living wage employment.

We believe:

  • People inherently want to live lives of independence and purpose.
  • An unshakeable sense of hope creates a foundation for possibility.
  • Tenacious encouragement provides structure for growth.
  • Caring accountability fortifies people to face and overcome challenges.

We Serve

… motivated young adults.

Working Fusion at Mill Street is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who:

  • Will benefit from close proximity to access support services
  • Are able and motivated to be self-sufficient
  • Often through no fault of their own, are at extreme risk for becoming, have been, or are situationally homeless
  • Have the desire to live a life of purpose and independence

And it’s working!

In the short time since Working Fusion launched, our residents are growing and moving their lives forward.
Among their accomplishments:

  • Two residents have graduated from the program! One is working in a living wage career position with 401k, paid time off and healthcare, and the other is continuing their education at UCCS. 
  • Many are in school finishing high school, GEDs, and college courses.
  • Some are working to stabilize areas of their lives including mental health and/or legal issues so they can start or return to school.
  • Two will be graduating with their Associate’s Degrees this year.

 “Coming into the village has given me the safety and security that I really needed.”

What was your living situation
before coming to Working Fusion?
Homeless

Working Fusion Resident

“I was at The Place and before that homeless in a really bad situation before coming into the village. Coming into the village has given me the safety and security that I really needed. Having my own space has also been really nice because I’m able to make things look cute and nice. I think I have grown a lot with therapy even though it’s hard at times I think I’m still moving forward and getting better.”

Help us open the door of opportunity!

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Benefit Luncheon

We Fortify Invites you to our 2nd Annual Benefit Luncheon at Pinery at the Hill!

Pinery at the Hill – March 21st, 2024, 11:30a – 1:00p

Golf With A Purpose

We Fortify is honored to be one of the beneficiaries of the Third Annual Heroes in Mental Health Golf Tournament. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, this tournament aims to draw awareness to the increasingly important topic of mental health and working together as a community to expand access to quality mental and behavioral health care. 

Broadmoor Golf Club - May 6th, 2024

Recent Events

Gala-Not-Gala

On November 18, 2023, we had a blast turning fundraising on its head at our inaugural Gala Not Gala – in the most delightful way! 

We’re already planning our 2024 gala and can’t wait for another evening of hilarity and community. Stay tuned for the 2024 date announcement!

In the meantime, check out photos from the 2023 event and get ready for another fun evening!

Inaugural WeFortify Benefit Luncheon

The positive impacts we envision for our community were at the forefront of our conversations, and your support has been instrumental in making our dreams a reality. Your enthusiasm and engagement during the event inspired us to continue the exciting conversation around “What If?” Thank you for being an essential part of this journey, and we look forward to continuing this meaningful dialogue together!

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