Operating in 16 cities nationwide, Back on My Feet has been breaking cycles of poverty and addiction across the country since 2007.
We empower people to break free from the cycles of poverty, homelessness, and/or addiction through the power of fitness, community support, and employment resources.
Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way society approaches homelessness. Our unique model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope.
For all with the capacity to serve – volunteers, donors, community and corporate partners – we seek to engage you in the profound experience of empowering individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.
Katy Sherratt leads Back on My Feet as Chief Executive Officer, and she is joined by a team of exceptional leaders on Back on My Feet’s National Board.
Back on My Feet works hard to maintain sustainable and diversified revenue generation. Through creative engagement practices, we attract individuals, foundations, and corporate investors to provide needed resources for the communities we serve.
Don’t see a chapter near you? We are always open to expansion opportunities that grow Back on My Feet in an exciting, engaging, and responsible way. If you have funding ideas, a supportive community, and love to run, contact us at email@example.com to tell us why Back on My Feet should come to your city!
Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 15,000 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 150,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 500,000+ miles and obtained more than 10,000 jobs and homes.
Back on My Feet began with an early morning run in Philadelphia. While running past a homeless shelter and joking with the residents, one woman thought, “Why not use a tool that’s useful for me to help others work through the challenges of homelessness?”
That thought, while initially received with great skepticism, soon grew into a dedicated running group and then into a community. As the community expanded through new members, facility partners, and volunteers, it became apparent that more resources were needed. Additional support, such as workforce development programs, were added and on July 3rd, 2007 Back on My Feet was officially registered as a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
We have always been committed to building communities that dismantle stereotypes and prejudices and working toward a more equitable, inclusive, and just world. We believe that the power of community is key to our members achieving self-sufficiency, and that this power comes from having a diversity of views and perspectives represented in our leadership, employees, volunteers, and other supporters. As we outrun homelessness and addiction, as we break barriers and reduce stigma, we do it with a sincere awareness that we must always strive to do more and do so together.