Nonprofit Profile

On the Rise

Keyton Sheely, Development & Engagement Coordinator
341 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-497-7968 ex. 36

On The Rise creates a community where women have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness. We engage with those most in need, and support their initatives and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities.

On The Rise helps women who are homeless, in crisis or formerly homeless find safety and discover new possibilities. We help over 400 women each year by providing things like breakfast, lunch, clothing, showers, computers phones, mail, laundry, quiet space, and when appropriate, cash or a gift card to address a specific need.

Immediate needs

Items Needed:

Seasonal, casual women’s clothing and travel-size toiletries are items that are always needed by the women at On The Rise. But over the course of a year, the tangible essentials we need changes as the season changes. In winter a few common requests are hats, gloves, cough drops and Kleenex; in summer it may be water bottles, sun block and bug spray.  We rely on the efforts of volunteer groups to run drives to help stock us with these small but meaningful items that we can hand out to our women.  Round up friends, co-workers or members of groups with which you’re affiliated and ask them to pitch in! 


Keyton Sheely

341 Broadway


Needed By:

December 31, 2018


  • Hats

  • Gloves

  • Cough drops

  • Kleenex

  • Hand sanitizer