1050 messages

recorded from homeless neighbors to their loved ones

251 reunions

and counting…

20 years

average time disconnected


of loved ones are excited to reconnect

“I never realized I was homeless when I lost my
housing, only when I lost my family and friends.”

– Adam R., San Francisco

Miracle Messages come from people like Isaac Avila.

Isaac hadn’t seen his family in 30 years. Then, he recorded this video.

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Within 3 weeks, Isaac’s family drove from Texas to Florida & brought him home, where he now lives.

We believe everyone is someone's somebody, and no one should be defined by what they lack.

Miracle Messages is an award-winning nonprofit that offers a reunion service to help our neighbors experiencing homelessness reconnect with their loved ones in a positive and supportive way. Our process is simple and effective: we train local referral partners and volunteers how to record and deliver video, audio, and text messages from their homeless neighbors to loved ones, using our mobile app, online referral form, paper form, and 1-800-MISS-YOU hotline. Next, our volunteer “Miracle Messengers” attempt to locate the loved ones and deliver the message. Sign up to volunteer here!

Record messages

Be a Good Neighbor! Volunteers and partner sites use our mobile app, 1-800-MISS-YOU hotline, and referral forms to record messages from homeless neighbors to loved ones.

Deliver messages

Our global network of 1,200 Miracle Messengers scour the internet to locate loved ones and deliver messages. To get started, join our Case Solving Community’s weekly call.

Reunite loved ones

Inspire others to get involved by sharing your outreach and reunion stories on social media. Remember to use hashtag #MiracleMessages and tag us @MiracleMessages!

Attend a training or service event

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Bring MM to your community

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Find a missing homeless relative

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Our vision, mission, and objectives

We are on a mission to end relational poverty on the streets, and inspire people everywhere
to embrace their homeless neighbors not as problems to be solved, but as people to be loved.

We envision a world where everyone is nurtured by a social support system and sense of
belonging – a social home – whether or not they currently have stable housing.

We are dedicated to reconnecting our homeless neighbors with their loved ones, in order to help
rebuild their social support systems and improve their physical, mental, and social well-being.

Our approach is rooted in three core objectives:


82% of located loved ones are excited to reunite. Yet the average length of time disconnected is a staggering 20 years. We offer a humane way to help end homelessness: We reunite families.


With their families, yes. But also with us as their neighbors: "the homeless" are not problems to be solved, they are people to be loved. We generate stories that humanize: We shatter stigmas.


550,000 people sleep on the streets every night in the US. Frustrated? You are not alone. We offer simple tools for residents to make a difference in their local community. We empower neighbors.

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Introducing the “everyone is someone’s somebody” t-shirt!

For every t-shirt purchased, $14 will be donated to Miracle Messages. Whether you are a current (or future!) volunteer with us, or just someone who cares about our neighbors experiencing homelessness (and looking super stylish!), wear this shirt and spread the word: everyone is someone’s somebody.

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