Our communities are critical to our success. And our communities extend well beyond fitness at the morning Circle Ups. Each mentor, workshop presenter, administrator, fundraiser, and donor contributes to the strength of our community and empowers our members to transform their lives.
Back on My Feet uses running and community to motivate and support our members every step of the way from homelessness to independence. Our success is measured not only in miles run, but also by how many individuals obtain education, employment, and housing.
Our members are individuals currently experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. To join, members must be referred by one of our facility or referral partners. Members range in age from 18 to over 65. 25% of our members are veterans. 53% are African American, 31% Caucasian and 14% Hispanic. Some members have a college education, while others are working on their GED. Most of our members have families, with 60% having children, and we are proud that Back on My Feet is able to help reunite so many of these families.