Dignity and Choice

On The Rise helps women manage the day-to-day struggles of life when they do not have a stable and safe home to call their own. Dignity and choice are central to On The Rise's provision of tangible necessities.

On The Rise’s Safe Haven is open six days a week including most holidays and is located in a beautiful Victorian home. From this house, women have access to tangible essentials for living including:

  • day-time shelter from the environment,
  • breakfast and lunch,
  • a private shower,
  • clothing,
  • phones,
  • computer and internet access,
  • quiet space to nap and read,
  • an address to receive mail,
  • access to laundry,
  • limited storage space for belongings, and
  • small cash allotments to address a specific need.