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“I never realized I was homeless when I lost my
housing, only when I lost my family and friends.”
– Adam R., San Francisco
We are Miracle Messages.
Miracle Messages is a nonprofit message delivery 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.
What else can I do?
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:
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.
Check out some of our latest reunion stories
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.