On The Rise is a day program that serves women who:

  • Are homeless and lack a permanent, safe, secure place to live
  • Are in crisis
  • Have experienced traumatic physical and/or emotional abuse by people and/or systems
  • Are falling through the cracks of our human service system because of the multiple and complex issues they face, and
  • Are living in severe poverty (even after they are housed)
 

                       Age Range

                     Race/Ethnicity

Homelessness is about so much more than not having a home.  Women at On The Rise face a complicated web of challenges that are often the result of traumatic experiences like childhood abuse and domestic violence; health conditions like chronic diseases, physical disabilities, and mental illness; systemic issues like poverty, racism, and other forms of oppression; the lack of affordable housing, education and job training; and the destructive coping methods that lead to alcoholism, drug addiction, and legal issues. In a typical year, On The Rise serves 400+ women with the following demographics:

 

Major Challenges 

2015 Housing Statistics (%)