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Back on My Feet - Moving the Homeless Forward One Step at a Time.
Back on My Feet Mission:
Back on My Feet is a non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of the homeless population by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
Back on My Feet Vision:
Back on My Feet envisions a community where all members have the support and motivation required to move towards self –sufficiency. Every major city has a homeless problem and while providing food and shelter are important basic needs, something is missing. Back on My Feet is a strategic and creative program that uses running to teach important life skills, such as discipline, respect, leadership, and goal-setting. We work with shelters and rescue missions to guide our members down a road of happiness, hope and opportunity, which includes a stable job and a place to live. This is our goal and we will get there one step at a time.
The latest statistics (August 3, 2009):
**Founded in July 2007
**Has chapters in Philadelphia and Baltimore that consist of 10 teams with 170 male and female members
**101 members have completed a competitive race
**15 members have completed a half-marathon
**5 members have completed a full-marathon
**31 members have obtained housing
**44 members have secured jobs
**29 members have enrolled in job training programs or schooling
**65 members have attended one of the two required financial literacy classes hosted by Beneficial Bank
Because I participate in BOMF...
**94% My self-esteem has improved
**96% I am more motivated to live a healthy lifestyle
**96% I have become more productive in my daily lifestyle
**96% I intend to exercise at least 3 days per week
**90% My self-confidence has increased
**75% I feel I can trust people more
**94% I am more excited about my future
**92% I intend to exercise as much as possible
**78% I am smoking less each day
**98% I have more self-discipline
**94% My life is more fun and enjoyable
**92% I will encourage others to participate in BOMF training runs next month
**84% I experience social connectedness through BOMF
**78% I believe running is a form of self-expression
**94% I experience social engagement from the BOMF program
**84% I am committed to running
**55% Running has a central role in my life
1. BOMF is a nonprofit organiazation that promotes the self-sufficeincy of the homeless population by enagaging them in running as means to build...
2. confidence, strength and self-esteem.
3. Back on My Feet is a comprehensive program that offers connections to job training, educational scholarships and housing assistance.
4. The benefits of Back on My Feet are earned through the currency of attitude, commitment, teamwork, respect, dedication and leadership.
5. See extended info for BOMF vision and the latest statistics.