East End of Long Island

Fiesta Para Vecinos

**Important Announcement**   Due to the recent crisis of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Fiesta Para Vecinos on May 7. This decision was not made lightly, but as always we put the safety of everyone in our community first. We have re-scheduled this event for May 5, 2021. Please stay tuned for more events coming later this year, such as Swing for the Fences on August 10, 2020; and Foodstock 2020 in September. Thank you for your understanding. Be...

RISE Life Times: Fishing 101

Fishing 101 A RISE Life Times Series Blog   Do you want to go fishing?  One of our editors, Michael Baumann, loves to go fishing. It’s his favorite thing to do. Today, he’s sharing his tips on preparing to go, along with where to head out with your equipment. Michael is from Center Moriches. He enjoys fishing on his dad’s boat, which is kept at a marina in Eastport. His dad’s boat named, The Other Woman, is equipped with a cabin, a bedroom and...

RISE Life Times: Silent Disabilities

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover A RISE Life Times Series Blog One of our editors, Rachel, shared her concern over recent events out shopping one day with her fellow housemates. She noted the behaviors of the people around them as they walked through the mall. One of the women in Rachel’s group has Down Syndrome and people were staring at her. Rachel watched carefully at the way they responded. She also realized that most times people don’t treat her fairly,...

What is the IRA Program?

RISE’s IRA program, licensed by the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), opened its first IRA residences in December of 1994. RISE currently operates twelve IRA residences. One of them is our Geriatric IRA in Greenport. Nine of these IRAs are supervised (staff available 24/7) and two are Supportive IRAs (staff available when needed). RISE’s IRA program serves individuals, both male and female, over 21 years of age, who are diagnosed with developmental disabilities and who function within the severe to...

Let us be your next career move! Join our team.

  Our mission at Rise Life Services is to provide a residential and supported living environment dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. We have full time and part time positions available that can fit into your work/life balance. Contact us for an on-site interview. Walk-ins are always welcome! You can explore positions available by clicking here. We offer an excellent benefits package, which includes the following: F/T: Health,...

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