In the Weeds

A nonprofit organization

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We are In the Weeds (ITW), a dynamic nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the well-being and empowerment of Colorado's vibrant Hospitality Industry Workforce. Our mission is driven by a passionate commitment to health equity, workforce development, and community resilience.

At ITW, we recognize the unique challenges faced by those working in the hospitality sector—many of whom are high school and college-aged students, low-income individuals, immigrants, Indigenous Peoples, and more. We believe that everyone deserves equal rights and opportunities, including the right to good health. Our work is guided by the principles of social justice, aiming to address avoidable inequities that result from unequal distribution of resources.

Our comprehensive approach revolves around wellness, collective individuality, and integrity. We offer a range of services tailored to the specific needs of the Hospitality Industry Workforce, from peer-to-peer support groups to life skills training, workforce development, and housing assistance. Every program is designed to be trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and multi-generational, ensuring that each person we serve can reach their highest potential.

ITW is deeply rooted in the community, with strong connections to industry professionals and stakeholders. We actively engage with our community through outreach, surveys, and program evaluation to ensure that our services remain relevant, culturally responsive, and effective. Our commitment to flexibility and adaptation means we can pivot our efforts based on the evolving needs of those we serve.

Our goal is clear: to build resilience, provide opportunities for growth, and create a culture of care within the Hospitality Industry. By addressing health inequities, supporting workforce development, and fostering community well-being, we're working to make a positive impact that extends far beyond the industry itself.

Join us in our mission to champion social justice, empower individuals, and create a healthier, more equitable Colorado. Together, we can transform lives and strengthen our communities.

Giving Activity


To provide support to staff within the hospitality industry and create a sustainable restaurant community.

Background Statement

In the Weeds is a dynamic and community-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Durango, Colorado. Since its inception, In the Weeds has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals working in the restaurant and hospitality industry, a sector that faces unique challenges and stresses. Our mission is to create a positive impact by providing support, resources, and wellness programs tailored to the needs of these hardworking individuals. Through a combination of peer support groups, outdoor activities, professional life skills training, and community outreach, In the Weeds aims to enhance the physical, social, mental, and financial well-being of our program participants. Our programs are designed to foster a sense of belonging, alleviate stressors, and promote overall wellness within the industry. As we expand our reach and deepen our impact, In the Weeds continues to work tirelessly to create positive lifestyle choices for those who serve the community through hospitality.

Organization Data


Organization name

In the Weeds

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Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Human Services, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Small Organization



Service areas

La Plata County, CO, US

Archuleta County, CO, US

Montezuma County, CO, US