On My Feet is transforming lives.
We provide pathways to improved employability through skills development and work experience opportunities for men and women dealing with or at risk of homelessness based on their commitment to running with us. Our running groups offer the chance for improved mental and physical health whilst cultivating positive social connections within a supportive running community.
We are 100% volunteer-managed and organised.
Homelessness is not a life choice, it’s a circumstance that people find themselves in. It can happen quickly, easily, and tragically. The average Australian is only six weeks away from homelessness. Those dealing with homelessness seek self worth, a sense of purpose, and self sufficiency. We all do.
Those dealing with homelessness need a hand up, not a hand out.
HOW DOES RUNNING HELP?
Running has the power
- to create self worth through positive reinforcement and being part of a community
- to create a sense of purpose through goal races and the prospect of education and employment
- to create self sufficiency as we introduce our participants to potential employers and education programs when they achieve 90% attendance. Why 90%? 90% requires determination, discipline, perseverance, commitment and a positive attitude.
These are the ingredients for success.
Running is a great metaphor for life – you get out of it what you put in. We are not looking to create champion runners but to create independence, self worth, and a positive contribution to our communities.
To find our more about our program, please visit Our Program.
On My Feet Ltd is an Australian registered public benevolent institution (Deductible Gift Recipient 1 status) that was founded by Keegan Crage in Perth, Western Australia in late 2014. It is 100% volunteer-managed and organised.
Keegan Crage – Chairman and Founder
John Inverarity – Director
John Worsfold – Director
Ayden Doohan – Director
People & Culture Manager
Bonnie Paul – On My Feet Running