The cold weather we’ve been experiencing lately is a hard reminder that experiencing homelessness in Fort Collins can be a big challenge. Here at Fort Collins Rescue Mission, we love our city, Northern Colorado and the people experiencing homelessness in our community. It’s a Jesus thing… it really is. 

You have heard the adage “don’t judge a book by its cover.” I think that applies well to us. While our actual building is small, behind these walls are people—staff, volunteers and others—working tirelessly and dedicated to our Lord and our work. 

I know that sounds cliché, but with the good news and profound hope we have received, we want to share it. We want to see lives changed. The Mission desires to link arms with our community, volunteers, staff, and others to provide ways to help “the least of these.” This partnership with people like you becomes the “we” that makes all our work possible. 

We are busy providing for basic needs to literally keep marginalized guests alive. We are busy stabilizing guests who have come to us out of chaos. We are busy helping to run evidence-based programs to address obstacles so our guests can again re-enter homes and society. 

It truly is an endeavor of love that in no way could we do without God’s provision and such great community support from people like you. I am blessed to be here. Miracles happen here. Lives are restored here. Our programs are working. God is here.

If you have not visited us, you can schedule a visit by contacting us. Or, if you are interested in helping out by volunteering, check out our volunteer website to see opportunities to get involved. We’d love to have you join us in this important work.

Written by: Tom Konstanty, former director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission