PGK (Project Giving Kids) is now Create the Change®! , Development & Engagement Coordinator
341 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-7968


On The Rise creates a community where women and trans/non-binary individuals have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness. We engage with those most in need, and support their initiatives and strength as they move beyond homelessness and discover new possibilities.

On The Rise helps homeless formerly homeless women and trans/non-binary individuals find safety and discover new possibilities. We help over 450 women each year by providing things like breakfast, lunch, clothing, showers, computers, phones, mail, laundry, quiet space, and when appropriate, cash or a gift card to address a specific need.

Our programmatic model focuses on building sincere, healthy relationships with the women by providing them with counseling, guidance, and advocacy. It is a long-term approach that allows the women to choose what they need help with and how much assistance they are comfortable with.

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Service Opportunities

Everyday items like shampoo, masks, toiletries, and clothes can be hard to access when you are homeless. By hosting a donation drive to collect everyday essentials, you can make life a little ...
Sign-up to make and deliver 15-20 brown bag lunches to feed homeless and formerly homeless women. Â
On The Rise accepts clothing donations and other in-kind needs such as toiletries on a case by case basis. Each year, the generosity of individuals and groups who give ...
You can coordinate a drive to collect basic household items for a woman as she moves into her new apartment. With your help, she can get settled a little more quickly and continue to work on the ...

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