On The Rise, Inc.

Filed Under: Domestic Violence, Education, Emergency Assistance, Housing, Legal, Physical and Mental Health, Substance Use, Women
341 Broadway
Cambridge, ma 02139
Phone: 617-497-7968
Fax: 617-492-9814
Who to Contact
Community Advocate

On The Rise provides a Safe Haven for homeless women or women in crisis to access other agencies to address many issues, including:

  • Childhood and adult abuse and assault;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Addiction;
  • Housing;
  • Address for receiving mail;
  • Medical care;
  • Mental health care;
  • Legal and criminal issues;
  • Education and training.

The Safe Haven is a safe place where women may go to attend to personal needs which may have been neglected during years of homelessness. These include a shower, meals, clothing, and some privacy for a nap. Safe Haven will provide connections to other resources as well.

Community advocates will accompany women to appointments in the community to provide support and assistance in navigating services.

On The Rise also sponsors other activities: cultural outings, weekly creative groups such as painting and writing, and activities like massage.

Service hours

At 341 Broadway:
Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, closed Saturdays

At First Parish:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-1pm

Other Locations

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Ma 02138

Requirements & Restrictions

Safe Haven is not a drop-in program. Please call 617-497-7968 if interested in scheduling an intake. For homeless women or women in crisis only. There is no formal referral process.


English, Spanish, Haitian Creole


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 12, 2021


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