Careers with FUSION
Welcome to FUSION!
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Founded in 1993, FUSION is a professionally staffed and volunteer supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide housing and support services to families experiencing homelessness in our community so they will have a safe, and secure environment as they work toward self-sufficiency.
FUSION owns and operates 20 transitional housing units in King and Pierce counties. Housing is paired with comprehensive case management services.
In 2019, FUSION received grant funds from the Washington State Department of Commerce and King County to purchase and renovate a hotel in Federal Way for families experiencing homelessness. The Pete Anderson-FUSION Family Center (PA-FFC), lovingly referred to as “The Pete,” opened in December 2020 as a 90-bed emergency shelter for families with minor children in their care. The shelter serves 116 families annually.
The PA-FFC provides on-site support services to families including employment development, assistance in seeking permanent housing, and after school programming for children and youth. Innovative models of service delivery include Trauma-informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Family Stability and Youth Thrive. The centers support services team walks shoulder-to-shoulder with our families to provide advocacy and assistance in accessing vital community resources that are often difficult, if not impossible, to navigate when experiencing the barriers and challenges that accompany the experience of homelessness. FUSION has an empowering open table and collective approach as an organization and sees great value in teamwork and innovation that includes the use of emerging best practices in its business and program models.
FUSION shelter and housing programs give more than 150 families a year a chance to move from homelessness to self-sufficient and productive lives.
FUSION also operates the Décor Boutique, an upscale resale store in Federal Way selling gently used furniture and home furnishings. All proceeds from sales benefit our mission. In addition, FUSION owns and operates Poverty Bay Café adjacent to the Boutique, a local bistro that is a cornerstone of the community. In development is a culinary and job skills training program at the Café that will provide gainful employment training opportunities for low-income adults.
The Boutique and Poverty Bay Café provide funding for FUSION programs, create community awareness of the mission, and engage new volunteers.
Community support is critical to our success. We have consistently raised more than 75 percent of our budget needs with contributions from corporations, foundations, service groups and local businesses who donate goods and financial sponsorships.