Running together to change perceptions and to change lives.
Mile in My Shoes held its first run at Higher Ground in May of 2014 with six residential members, two staff members, and eight volunteer runners. This first run was the result of dozens of meetings, boxes of donations, hours of planning, and even some begging and pleading. But it was also just the beginning of a program that has grown to include over 100 community volunteers and over 50 residential members. Our members have run thousands of miles side by side with volunteer members, they have completed races from 1 mile to a marathon (!), they have lost weight, gained self-confidence, and they have, along the way, changed perceptions of homelessness.
Mile in My Shoes is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.