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Success Stories

Back on My Feet starts with a run, but builds to so much more. The community supports members as they enter into the core of our program, Next Steps, where they can achieve training, education, employment and housing.

Alumni Stories
alumni stories
David's Path to Redemption: Overcoming Addiction and Finding Purpose
"I had nowhere to go but up. Back on My Feet showed me that if you show up and run and communicate with others, so many doors will open up for you."

— David, Back on My Feet Baltimore, Alum and Volunteer
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Beyond the Darkest Point: Melvin's Story of Perseverance
“The strong foundation and good training from Back on My Feet helped me open more doors than I ever knew I could.”

—Melvin, Back on My Feet Houston, Alumni
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Running Toward a Brighter Future: Bradley's Inspiring Transformation
“I hope that day never comes that I’m not with Back on My Feet.”

— Bradley, Back on My Feet Philadelphia, Alum
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From Homeless to Providing Hope: Mike's Story
"I don't live in anger anymore. I'm more service oriented. I get my rewards for helping other people, whether it's volunteering at the water station, going to Circle Ups as an alumni, and giving back."

— Mike, Back on My Feet Indianapolis, Alum
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From Unmotivated to Aspiring Registered Nurse
"I got a job working at a hospital as a dietary aide helping everyone from new babies to people getting intubated. My job is so rewarding, I'm actually sad when I'm not working."

— Kris, Back on My Feet Boston, Alum
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How Emery Discovered Community and Purpose
"I feel like that's not even a job for me. It's just a way to give back to what was given to me freely."

— Emery, Back on My Feet San Francisco, Alum
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From Isolation to Accomplishment: Jamie's Inspiring Journey
"I've recently applied and am interviewing with the Salvation Army shelter as a shelter monitor. I think it's important to give back. The homelessness situation here is very prevalent and perhaps my lived experience of having been in their situation will be inspiring."

— Jamie, Back on My Feet Seattle, Alum
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Be Like Water & Continue to Flow: Artemas' Journey
"The workshops were tremendous. I was computer illiterate. I didn't know anything. What they taught me at the workshop prepared me to take classes online while I go to school."

— Artemas, Back on My Feet Dallas, Alum
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From Homelessness in Dallas to Paying it Forward in Boston
“The people in life that glow are the people that are always helping someone else. You can see how special they are. I'm trying to be that. But it's not about me being better than anyone else. It's about the people who need the help now that I needed then.”

— Tim, Back on My Feet Alum
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CJ's Transformation Through the Power of Compassion, and Connection
"The schooling to become a counselor taught me that the opposite of addiction is connection."

— CJ, Back on My Feet LA, Alum
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Overcoming Addiction Through Healthy Living
"I am diving into healthy living, meaning good sleep, good eating, exercise, volunteer work. I am contributing to the stream of life, where I used to be taking."

— Kevin, Back on My Feet LA, Alum & Volunteer
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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.


Directly support our mission to transform lives one mile at a time.


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By attending or sponsoring events, you help us spread awareness and raise critical funding for our mission.

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Support our members' success through financial or programmatic support, workforce development, employee engagement and so much more!