|Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. |
The organization does not provide food, nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. Back on My Feet’s approach focuses on the very profound and innate desire for all of us – regardless of age, race, socio-economic status – to feel recognized, appreciated, valued and important. Through dedication and hard work, Members earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves by advancing to the “Next Steps” phase of the program where they gain access to educational, job training and employment opportunities, as well as financial aid. In short, BoMF focuses on changing the direction of people’s lives by changing the way they see themselves.
The organization has had incredible results with 75 percent of Members consistently maintaining 90 percent attendance at morning runs. Fifty percent of Members successfully move from dependency to an independent lifestyle.
It costs about $1,800 to host a Member in the Back on My Feet program, which includes team participation, community and trust building activities, moving from unemployment to employment as well from shelter living to permanent housing. For more information, please click here: Cost to Host A Member.
Back on My Feet is nationally recognized for its approach in tackling homelessness and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CNN and The Today Show.
Visit backonmyfeet.org to find a chapter near you. Thank you in advance for your consideration of helping us achieve our goal.
Back on My Feet
Land Title Building, 100 South Broad Street, Suite 1400
Philadelphia, PA 19110