Our mission is to end homelessness by rebuilding social support systems.
We envision a world without homelessness. A world where everyone is nurtured by a social support system and sense of belonging – a social home – whether or not they currently have physical housing. Our goal is to reunite 1 million people by 2021 and, in the process, build nurturing relationships between our homeless neighbors and the rest of us as a society.
KEVIN F. ADLER
FOUNDER AND CEO
Kevin is a social entrepreneur and sociologist who never learned the word stranger. He started this work in honor of his Uncle Mark, who lived on-and-off the streets for 30 years. In December 2014, Kevin took a walk down Market Street in SF with warm tea, hot biscuits, and a simple question to his homeless neighbors: "do you have any family or friends you'd like to record a message to for the holidays?" Soon, Miracle Messages was born.
Director of OPERATIONS
In Jess’s first year at UCLA, one of her sociology professors remarked that, in the 1960’s, homelessness in the Bay Area was practically nonexistent. It was this remark that got Jess thinking about the normalization of homelessness. Jess joined Kevin at Miracle Messages as the first full-time team member, driven by her passion for improving people's lives through innovation.
Director of Technology
Carlos joined Miracle Messages in 2016 after learning about its mission. With a background in cyber security and web development, Carlos leads the technology team for web and mobile applications. Carlos shares in Miracle Messages' desire to use technology to make a positive impact on the world, one reunion at a time.
Miracle Messages reconnects people living on the streets with their loved ones (and us), through short video messages and social media. To date, 90% of loved ones have received their message positively, and dozens of reunions have lead to stable housing or living with family again, at a fraction of the cost that cities spend serving each chronically homeless person. Miracle Messages recently launched a 1-year paid pilot in San Francisco, in collaboration with the Department of Homelessness and Tipping Point Community, to scale our impact citywide.
Miracle Messages has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and NowThis, whose video reached 25M views and 360K shares, leading to 6000 volunteers and 400 nonprofits on our waitlist. Founder Kevin F. Adler started Miracle Messages in honor of his Uncle Mark, who lived on-and-off the streets for 30 years. Our goal is to reunite 1 million people by 2021. Join the movement.
Everyone is someone’s somebody, and nobody should be defined by what they lack.
Let people be people, and technology do the rest.
We believe in the power of social media for social good.
We believe in meeting people where they are in life.
We believe that conversations can transform lives.
We believe that it takes a community to end homelessness.
We believe in getting to the point.