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About Us

Operating in 16 cities nationwide, Back on My Feet has been breaking cycles of poverty and addiction across the country since 2007.

Our Mission

We empower people to achieve economic independence through fitness and community.

  • Who We Help: We work with people experiencing homelessness or addiction who currently reside within shelters and recovery facilities.
  • How It Works: We run and walk 2-3 times a week to build a sense of community and responsibility. With the support of workforce development, our members can work toward sustainable employment and self-sufficiency.
Our Vision

A Revolutionary Approach to Homelessness & Addiction

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.

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How We Operate

Executive Team & Board of Directors

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.

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Financials

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.

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Where We Operate
AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Dallas / Ft Worth
Denver
Ft Lauderdale
Houston
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
New York City
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington DC

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 expansion@backonmyfeet.org to tell us why Back on My Feet should come to your city!

Our Impact

What We Do, Works.

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 950,000+ miles and obtained more than 10,000 jobs and homes.

950k+

MILES RUN
 

10k+

Jobs & Homes
 

83%

MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT

150k+

VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

Our Organization

The Back on My Feet Story

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.

Core Values

We strive to support our members on their journeys by implementing our core values: Be Results-Driven, Be Bold, Be Respectful, Embrace Change, Welcome Diversity, Win Together, Aim Higher

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Make a Difference

Ways to Get Involved

Help us bridge the gap between emergency services and re-entering society by providing the resources our members need to regain control of their lives, one step at a time.