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Gratitude for Unsung Heroes

Dear Family and Friends: RISE Life Services, its family members and others in our community are always advocating to better the lives of the individuals we serve. To that end, RISE wants to support the Direct Support Professionals and all of our staff, who are the everyday heroes. They have been the ones who give constant care to our loved ones during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. These unsung heroes show up for work despite the challenges they may have in their...

We’re hiring right now

The global crisis of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has shuttered many businesses and has left our community desperate to find work. There are so many who need to rely on unemployment until further notice, and in some cases may be waiting to receive a check that would barely cover their expenses. We don’t know how long this pandemic and state of our nation will last, which is what causes so much fear. An important fact in a situation such as this, is that...

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,...

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...

Resident Spotlight: Richard Barros-Sierra’s Progress

Richard Barros-Sierra, a resident at RISE’s Calverton ICF. He is also one of the first participants to join RISE’s day program without walls called, The Main Street Connection.  Richard has shown incredible growth in his interests and participation since he began at day program. Megan Kolsch, Quality Improvement Director at RISE, shared her observations and updates about Richard with us because his story is definitely one of success. She shared that back in 2016 when she first met Richard, he was...

Our Holiday Gift Fundraiser is on Facebook now!

Please join us in this very meaningful and rewarding cause again this year! RISE Life Services is once again raising money to purchase gifts for the individuals in our 32 residences and help their holiday wishes come true. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps! Last year, we exceeded our goal and the results with our residents were heartwarming. The joy your giving brought to the individuals of RISE was extraordinary. This...

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