Get to know RISE

After the World Changed

  Earlier this year, the whole world changed. RISE Life Services rose to the challenge of caring for the individuals we serve as best as we could, even faced with new obstacles. Watch our most recent video and join our community of support to help us continue to grow, even through these unprecedented times. Click here to view our video on YouTube. As schools re-open this week and work schedules look a little different,...

Now more than ever

RISE Life Services continues to elevate the lives of those we serve, especially now, through the global pandemic of COVID-19 that presented more difficulties and needs throughout our organization. The individuals who thrived on being a community with others in our day program and among our ICFs and IRAs, were faced with isolation. Now, we are slowly getting back to something that looks a lot like normal. Our team worked hard and used their creativity to help raise the spirits...

Elevations Club Spotlight: Costello’s ACE Hardware

The recently launched RISE Elevations Club is helping businesses re-open by sharing their announcements across our channels. RISE partners with businesses through the Elevations Club to offer unique offers and discounts to RISE’s Elevations Club members only. When a supporter joins the club, they are granted access to the dozens of vendors that have signed up as Elevations Club businesses and created perks. The benefits are endless. To find out more, click here. Costello’s ACE Hardware is...

Learn more about the RISE Individualized Residential Alternative (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 moderate range. All...

In The News: “Making a Difference as reopening continues, demand remains high at food pantries”

Appeared in the Times Review Newspapers: Riverhead News ReviewBy Joe Werkmeister On Monday morning, the staff at RISE Main Street Market Food Pantry in Riverhead received a familiar call. A family in Riverhead — two adults, two small children and an infant — needed food. They were unable to leave their home due to a positive COVID-19 case. They couldn’t afford food delivery services and did not have anyone who could bring them food. RISE Life Services, formerly...

Our ICF Program

The ICF (Intermediate Care Facilities) Program at Rise Life Services is comprised of 5 residential homes located throughout the East End of Long Island.  This program is supported by OPWDD (Office of People with Developmental Disabilities) and caters to men and women, over 21 years of age, who are diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability.  Each residence is supervised 24/7 by staff who are committed to the individual’s they serve. Overall, our ICF’s serve individuals who are unable to care for their...

Our Mental Health Program

What do we do in our Mental Health (MH) Program? The Mental Health program consists of four levels of housing with varying staff supports. Our Treatment Congregate program and Dually Diagnosed programs offer the people we serve 24-hour a day staffing. The participants live with 8-9 other people. Support, training, and assistance in activities of daily living such as shopping, cooking, money management, medication management, use of community services, and independent living skills are provided by trained staff. Rent includes food,...

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,...

Introducing RISE Life Times

RISE Life Services is thrilled to introduce to you the first-ever blog that is written and edited by the residents and individuals participating in programs at RISE. The blog series is appropriately titled, RISE Life Times. RISE Life Times will be published at least once per month and share a variety of topics. We will cover news and updates from the programs at RISE. However, the editorial team will be sharing tips and ‘How To’ articles about their favorite things, as...

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