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Miracle Messages - Connecting Families

Miracle Messages is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that rebuilds social support systems for our unhoused neighbors, primarily through family reunification services, a phone-based buddy system, and $500/month direct cash transfers. It offers a humane and effective way to help end homelessness by strengthening social support, shattering stigmas, and empowering people everywhere to get involved.


Miracle Messages has reunited over 500 people experiencing homelessness with their loved ones, with an average time separated of over 15 years. 80% of delivered messages have been positively received, and dozens of reunions have resulted in getting an individual off the streets, all at a fraction of the cost of other interventions.


Miracle Messages has three main programs: reunion services, Miracle Friends, & Miracle Money. Its reunion services are what allow individuals experiencing homelessness to reunite with long-lost family members. There are only two steps to make this reunification successful.

  1. An individual experiencing homelessness records a message to send to their loved one.

  2. One of Miracle Messages' volunteers works to locate the loved one, deliver the message, & facilitate a reconnection.

Furthermore, Miracle Friends is a phone buddy program for individuals experiencing homelessness. It matches our unhoused neighbors with volunteers from around the world for weekly phone calls and texts to check-in & say hello. This allows our friends experiencing homelessness to have a social support system without reuniting families, which in some cases is not preferred or possible.


Finally, Miracle Money is a donating program in which $500/month in direct cash transfers is given to our unhoused neighbors to aid them in finding housing, food, clothes, & other necessities.


To visit Miracle Messages' website, click here.

To apply as a Miracle Friends volunteer, click here.

To donate to the Miracle Money program, click here.

Click here to watch a heartwarming video of a son reuniting with his homeless father through Miracle Messages' reunification services!


3 Comments


Ed Zappia
Ed Zappia
Feb 22, 2023

I'm always impressed with ProjectWhy's meaningful, interesting, and expanding topics related to homelessness and the resources available to them. Really excellent, eye-opening, and meaningful work ProjectWhy/Arielle!

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azapp25
azapp25
Jan 26, 2023

It is critical to re-unite struggling people with their families (when possible) as that is the Best support system & safety net. I had no idea so many excellent resources exist. Thank You ProjectWHY for compiling them in one place. Excellent work!

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Guest
Jan 25, 2023

Wow! What an amazing organization!

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