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Giving Partner Showcase: Back on My Feet

February 28, 2017

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Their ultimate goal is to restore confidence and thus better equip individuals as they move towards their new lives; endgame is employment and housing. BoMF does this by providing practical training and employment resources for achieving independence, offering an environment that promotes accountability, and fostering a community that offers compassion and hope.

 

 

BoMF members are individuals currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities around the country, including Austin. To be a member, one has to be referred by their facility or referral partners.

 

 

BoMF's program utilizes running in order to motivate individuals every step of the way on their road from homelessness to independence. The program begins with a commitment to run 3 days a week early in the morning. At 30 days, members with 90% attendance earn the opportunity to move into the second phase of the program called Next Steps. The second phase of the program provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals, and housing resources. Over 80% of those who start BoMF’s program move into the second phase.

 

 

 

We assist with BoMF by giving them the gear needed in order to help accomplish the great work that they’re doing. Socks and warm weather gear are an important part of any runner’s regime; if you don’t have the right equipment you could seriously injure yourself. The ability to support individuals on their journey is a wonderful thing and we’re grateful to partner with such an amazing organization.



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