Changing Lives One Mile, Job and House at a Time

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. 

The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members achieve independence through employment and housing.

Through dedication and hard work, Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves.   Running leads to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources.  Through community and corporate support, the program strives to change the perception of homelessness. 

Back on My Feet has received incredible media support, including attention from NBC Nightly News , ABC World News, CNN, and The Today Show for its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue.

Fast Facts

  • Back on My Feet started in Philadelphia in 2007
  • Back on My Feet has 11 chapters nationwide 
  • 46% of Residential Members (those experiencing homelessness) move their lives forward with a job, housing or both
  • Back on My Feet has a $6.5M operating budget for 2013