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Community Minute: Encouraging independence and self-sufficiency in homeless individuals through running

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Back on My Feet DC (BoMF) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless by engaging them in running to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. The organization does not provide food or shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. In D.C., runs meet three days a week at 5:45 a.m. at five area shelters and recovery facilities, and are comprised of residents of the partner facilities and volunteers who run each day. Members are also able to gain access to educational, job training and employment opportunities, as well as financial aid. Members are expected to maintain 90 percent attendance at the morning runs to access program benefits.

For more information, contact:
Back on My Feet
1424 K St., NW Suite 402
Washington, DC 20005

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