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Nonprofit Profile

On the Rise

Maddie Porter, Development & Engagement Associate
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 initiatives 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 450 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.


Our programmatic model focuses on building sincere, healthy relationships with the women by providing them with counseling, guidance, and advocacy. It is a long-term approach that allows the women to choose what they need help with and how much assistance they are comfortable with.