programs

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...

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 Wishes for 2020

RISE Life Services provides many services, starting with residential, and help elevate the lives of others. We cannot do this successfully without the help of others. Each year, we share a Wish List of items that we would like for our homes and programs. These items are not provided by any funding and we rely on fundraising and donations to obtain these items. In 2019, through the generosity of our supporters and the success of our fundraising efforts, we were able...

The Main Street Connection Celebrates Two Years

RISE Life Services’ Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection, celebrated its two-year anniversary on January 8. The program began with two individuals, Michael and Donna (pictured right). Now, this innovative day program has reached 30 people as of January 2020. Participants of this program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the Life of the Community.  “The Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activities that the participants...

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