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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 initiative and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities.

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love at first taste: an event at salt & olive on giving tuesday

On The Rise is the beneficiary of an event at Salt & Olive in Harvard Square. Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 1st from 6:30 - 8:30pm to sample savory olive oils, enjoy light bites with wine, and learn more about On The Rise. This event is generously sponsored by Salt & Olive and the Harvard Square Businesses Association. Together, they ask guests to bring a donation of hats and gloves or travel-size shampoo or conditioner for On The Rise women to this free event.

On The rise is hiring!

On The Rise has a number of open positions at the moment. Click here to take a read. These opportunities involve direct service with the women we serve, as well as one in our development and fundraising office. On The Rise supports employees with a generous benefits package.

the 18th Annual Prepare for Winter Dinner was a success

Over 340 attendees joined On The Rise for the 18th Annual Prepare for Winter Dinner on September 24th, 2015. We are delighted to report that, thanks to you, we raised over $200,000 in critical funds to support our Safe Haven and Keep The Keys programs at 341 Broadway!  did you miss the event but want to support our work? Make a financial contribution today!

we're having a birthday, and making big announcements

This year, On The Rise celebrates its 20th year supporting homeless and newly housed women and the work we have done - together with the community - over the years!

On May 28th, 2015, On The Rise annouced the launch of a two-year capacity-building fund drive to support and expand our Keep The Keys initiative. Keep The Keys assists On The Rise women over the longer term as they make the transition from homelessness to housing. Since 2008 Keep The Keys has helped 256 women to get housing, and about 200 of them have stayed connected to the program. Of those 200, 90% are still housed. The goal for the fund drive is $700,000. Please help us further our work and donate today!


Amazon smile

When you shop at Amazon.com or purchase for your Kindle on Amazon, On The Rise will get a percentage of your spending from Amazon Smile. It's this simple:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Type On The Rise Inc as your selected organization

3. Shop!

Amazon will save the information so you don't have to register each time. Thank you for supporting us in this way!

learn more

Taking a tour is a great way to discover why On The Rise is unique and effective. Here you will take a tour, meet Staff and learn about our organization and programs. Email our Director of Development & Communications, Jennifer.Tsolas@ontherise.org if you'd like to visit!


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