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Where to Turn

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.

Emergency Resources

If you are facing homelessness in the coming days or weeks, OR need food, medical care, or clothing, click here for the Find Shelter tool from the US Department of Housing.

Additional Resources

If you are looking for resources for a more specific need, please scroll through some of the categories below.

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 from the National Coalition for the Homeless.

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 connect to local resources to help you through a crisis or challenge in the U.S. and most of Canada.

BIPOC Resources

If you are a member of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community, the following links are for lists of mental health and addiction recovery resources curated for unique challenges these communities face: BIPOC | BIPOC ParentsBlack Women | Black Men

Veteran Resources

If you are a US Veteran, you can view resources from the VA here or call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to access VA services. You can also view Housing Assistance for Veterans for a comprehensive list of resources for housing, job training, and more.

Youth Resources

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 free, confidential hotline. Dial 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

Students experiencing homelessness can view Homeless Student and Education Resources here.

Women & Families

If you are a woman, identify as a woman, or a mother, the National Women’s Shelter Directory can help you find a place to keep yourself and your family safe and connect you to additional resources. Click here for the women’s shelter directory.

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 at 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741 in the United States.

Find a crisis center here.

Want to Help?

There are over 580,000 people experiencing homelessness in the US at any given moment. We’re on a mission to change that. Join our community through volunteering, donations, or attending events to provide our members with opportunities to regain self-sufficiency and break the cycles of homelessness and addiction.