“My journey was really hard, but worth it. I’ve been able to help so many people. Five years ago, I came to Back on My Feet. and still I have a real team behind me all the time. It’s a real family.”
— Dexter, Back on My Feet New York, Alum
"My whole life I was looking for community and I either couldn’t fit in or it was a community that seemed good but then led me astray. I really feel like I found Back on My Feet for a reason and now that I have the right community I can keep giving back and helping others."
— Jose, Back on My Feet San Francisco, Alum
"Back on My Feet not only gave me the community and physical activity I so desperately needed, but I stand taller now, and I have more hope for my future because of the support they continue to give me."
— Shawn, Back on My Feet Austin, Alum
On average, our members are hired at $13.42/hr verses the national minimum wage of $7.25/hr.
Our members are 2.5x more likely to report high self-esteem than the general urban homeless population. After 90 days of running with Back on My Feet they experience:
After 60 days of running with Back on My Feet members experience important health benefits, including:
$1 invested in us returns nearly $2.50.
For every $1 invested in Back on My Feet, nearly $2.50 is returned to the community through increased economic activity and cost savings – and that return is seen in only three years. The economic impact includes: increased economic output from employment and the cost savings from housing, medical costs associated with hospitalization and low physical activity levels, incarcerations costs, and treatments for alcohol/drug addiction. The economic impact results have been validated by PA Consulting Group.