About Back on My Feet Baltimore
Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members (those experiencing homelessness) at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week in the early morning. The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Please click here to see our program in action: http://www.backonmyfeet.org/BoMFVideo
Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 6,000 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 4,000 jobs and homes. Within six months of becoming a Back on My Feet Alumnus, 90% of members maintain their employment, 60% receive a wage increase and 20% achieve a promotion. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output from employment and reduction in costs for shelter, medical services, incarceration and drug and alcohol treatment.
Through our innovative program, Back on My Feet proves that there is hope, that individuals can achieve things they never thought possible and that there are people who will support them along the way. For additional information, please visit www.backonmyfeet.org.