210 reunions

and counting...

20 years

avg time disconnected

1 month

avg time to reconnect

82%

of delivered messages
are positively received


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

– Adam R., San Francisco

 

Record messages

Volunteers and partner sites use our award-winning tools to record short video, audio, and text messages from their homeless neighbors to their loved ones.

Deliver messages

Our global network of trained “digital detectives” scour the internet to locate loved ones and deliver messages. Join our weekly cold case committee call to get started.

Reunite loved ones

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

 

We are Miracle Messages.

Miracle Messages is a nonprofit reunion service to help our neighbors experiencing homelessness reconnect with their loved ones. We are tackling the “relational poverty” isolating as many as 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in the US. Our process is simple and effective:

Volunteers join forces with local partner sites to engage their homeless neighbors in conversation and offer to help them record short Miracle Messages (video, audio, or text messages) to their loved ones. Then, our trained digital detectives attempt to deliver the Miracle Message and facilitate a reunion.

Learn how to bring Miracle Messages to your community, shelter, outreach team, or neighborhood.

 
 
 

What else can I do?

Attend one of our weekly
volunteer calls and trainings

(for everyone)

Offer Miracle Messages to a homeless neighbor or client

(for volunteers and partner organizations)

Find a missing homeless relative

(for families)

Donate

(for everyone)


Our vision, mission, and objectives

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 on
a mission to end relational poverty on our streets. Our approach is rooted in three core objectives:

Reconnect

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.

Reconcile

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.

Empower

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.


 

Everyone is someone's somebody.

 

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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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