Where to Turn
Additional resources to utilize if you are currently facing homelessness.
Back on My Feet does not own or operate shelters, but instead partners with local shelters and rehabilitative facilities in the communities we serve. If you are in need of emergency housing or other support, please turn to the resources below.
If you are facing homelessness in the coming days or weeks, please visit the National Shelter Directory page where you can find a local program for shelter and assistance.
Facing Imminent Homelessness
If you only have a few days before you may become homeless, it is helpful to start making plans. The goal should be either to avoid going to an emergency shelter, or, if that can’t be avoided, to make your stay there as short as possible. Depending on how much time you have before you might become homeless, try one or all of the suggestions (such as applying for housing, making an emergency pack, etc) from the National Coalition for the Homelessness.
The United Way 211 Information and Assistance Helpline is a free and confidential service available 24/7. By calling, emailing, or texting 2-1-1, you can get connected to local resources to help you through a crisis or challenge in the U.S. and most of Canada.
If you are a US Veteran, please see assistance and resources available here or call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to access VA services.
If you are a teenager and are thinking about running away from home, or if you are already living on the streets, call the National Runaway Switchboard. The Switchboard is a toll free, confidential hotline. Dial 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
Additional resources for teenagers:
Addiction and Recovery
For substance abuse and recovery assistance please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit here to find a treatment facility in your area.
Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you are thinking about harming yourself or know someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741 in the United States.
To find a crisis center please visit here.