On and Off the Streets

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A 5:30 a.m. run on the inner city streets of Baltimore is a real accomplishment. But there is more to it. People running together – some with homes and some without – are also testing the connection that running helps eradicate homelessness and paves the way for personal change.

Back on My Feet (http://www.backonmyfeet.org/) turns traditional thinking on its head.  It isn’t about getting those experiencing homelessness “off the streets”; it is about joining them “on the streets”.

Check out the website for this organization’s storybook beginning, its statistically impressive contribution to individual lives, and its expansion to eleven cities in the USA. 

 

(Adapted from: “Back on My Feet  fights homelessness with running”. The News Hole. September 11, 2013. By Jenna McLaughlin.)

 

http://blogs.citypaper.com/index.php/2013/09/back-on-my-feet-fights-homelessness-with-running/

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3 thoughts on “On and Off the Streets

  1. This is awesome! Speaks so much about community and neighbours – walking with one another in life’s journey! It’s like our feet make us level with one another…

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