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Back on My Feet Boston

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Sports & Recreation


361 Newbury StBoston, MA 02115 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Back on My Feet is a non-profit organization that fosters independence, self-sufficiency, and long term stability in the homeless and underserved population through community-based wellness as a means to build confidence, restore dignity and promote self-advocacy.


Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering stability, self-sufficiency and independence in the homeless and at-risk population by utilizing a proven, disruptive technology: a carefully designed and closely monitored team running & walking program. Back on My Feet strikes many as a unique solution to a pervasive social issue. We foster stability within the homeless and at-risk populations by first engaging our Members in running as a means to improve health, build confidence, strength and self-esteem. We do not provide food or shelter, but we do provide a community that embraces respect, discipline and teamwork. Through running and walking, we create a common link between our Members, our volunteers and the communities that we serve. For Back on My Feet, running is the means by which our Members discover that they are capable of accomplishing anything with hard work and dedication. Through our programs, our Members are smoking less, making better nutrition choices, getting regular exercise, enrolling in school and job training courses at greater rates and moving from emergency housing to independent living. They credit Back on My Feet with giving them a renewed sense of belief in themselves and the courage to take the steps to move their lives forward. Using the power of community and shared commitment, Back on My Feet measures success not by miles logged, but by the achievements of our Members on their road home.


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