When I first came to On The Rise, there were instances where I felt an inch away from a nervous breakdown,
like I wanted to lie down in the middle of the street and not get up. The
service that helped me most was On The Rise. It was the first and only
service that allowed me to be me. They learned about my hopes and goals
and helped me step in the right direction. On The Rise saved my life.
experience and insight
urviving, living and telling are essential for all of us
to feel valued as individuals and to have impact in our
community. At On The Rise, we recognize the strength
and unique experiences and insights of women who are homeless
or in crisis. They bring incredible stories of survival,
tenacity and hope. Within the supportive community of our
Safe Haven, women frequently share real life reflections
with staff. Many women also write creatively and participate
in Voices Together, a weekly writing group that takes place
in the kitchen at On The Rise.