RISE

People Helping People: Andrew’s Family Farm

The RISE Main Street Market Food Pantry, that currently provides the Downtown Riverhead community in need with food supplies, has recently partnered with Andrew’s Family Farm. Andrew’s Farm in Wading River has always shown support for RISE by donating to events and recently this spring, they donated flats of flowers for our residents to plant. It helped our resident’s morale remain high by giving them a rewarding activity with a beautiful result. Now, RISE’s food pantry will be utilizing a...

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...

Introducing RISE B-Quest: Charitable Planning With Life Insurance

RISE B-Quest™ is a Charity-Owned Life Insurance program that allows you to make cash gifts equivalent to the premium amount on a new life insurance policy on your life, owned by a charity like RISE Life Services. Like any cash gift, an income tax deduction is available for the amount of the cash given directly to RISE. Charitable contributions allow individuals to support causes like RISE, while leaving a lasting legacy. Life insurance can be an important vehicle for those...

Introducing The Elevations Club

RISE Life Services has just this week launched the new program called The Elevations Club. Elevations Club is a tax deductible donation plan that also earns its members special access to  discounts at local businesses. The Elevations Club is set up as a monthly subscription with a donation amount of either $19.99, $49.99, or $149.99. As a Supporter Member at $19.99 per month, you help contribute to cover activities and incidental expenses of RISE residents not otherwise covered. With a...

What is the Mental Health Program?

The Mental Health (MH) 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, furnishings, maintenance, and repairs, as well as other incidental...

What is the ICF Program?

The ICF (Intermediate Care Facilities) Program at Rise Life Services is comprised of 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 and potentially diagnosed with a comorbid diagnosis.  Each residence is Supervised 24/7 by staff who are committed to the individual’s they serve. Overall, our ICF’s serve individuals who...

RISE Annual Report for 2018

We are very pleased to publish the Annual Report for 2018. Many great things happened in the year 2018, such as our re-brand to RISE Life Services, as well as goals reached and program growth achieved. We invite you to review our Annual Report and reach out to us with any questions or for further information by emailing Melissa at mmartin@riselifeservices.org. Click here to view the 2018 RISE Annual Report. RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported...

Willie’s Story

Meet Willie Lods from the RISE Life Services Northville ICF. Willie is the oldest resident in the ICF program at 80 years young. He has lived in his home for 30+ years. Anyone who knows Willie, knows that his favorite thing in this world is coffee. This past year was a challenging one for Willie. Throughout May and June of 2018, Willie was admitted to the hospital several times for Aspiration Pneumonia. After multiple tests, it was determined that Willie...

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