Back on My Feet

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


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Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national 501(c)3 charitable 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.

What We Do

Back on My Feet’s unique program takes a holistic approach to combating homelessness. Back on My Feet does not provide food or shelter, but instead provides a community that offers coaching, resources, job training and access to employment opportunities. Back on My Feet follows a two-phase program in which Residential Members (individuals experiencing homelessness) participate for six to nine months. During the first phase of the program, Back on My Feet staff, volunteers, and fellow Members meet three times a week at 5:30 a.m. to run together as a team. Bringing these individuals together creates a positive, team-oriented atmosphere that couples high expectations for personal responsibility with the support and resources to effect meaningful change. During the second phase of the program, called Next Steps, Members are afforded access to educational and job training opportunities and work toward employment and independent housing.


Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M.

Volunteer Manager

Kevin M.

Volunteer Manager

Ashley K
Ashley K.

Vice President of Development