Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change that results in employment and independent living.
BoMF NYC is one of eleven chapters that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. The organization does not provide food, nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. Back on My Feet’s approach focuses on the very profound and innate desire for all of us - regardless of age, race, socio-economic status - to feel recognized, appreciated, valued and important. Through dedication and hard work, members earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves by advancing to the "Next Steps" phase of the program where they gain access to educational, job training and employment opportunities, as well as financial aid. In short, BoMF focuses on changing the direction of people’s lives by changing the way they see themselves. You can read more about our impact here.
The NYC chapter currently has five teams in Times Square, Uptown, Brooklyn, Bowery North, and Alphabet City. When joining our ranks, our members commit to running Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30AM or 5:45 to 6:45AM.
Back on My Feet is extremely collaborative with homeless service agencies as well as running and corporate communities. BoMF is grateful for support from so many individuals, races, foundations and corporations - including Accenture, TD Bank, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Marriot, New York Road Runners and Bombas.