Riverhead

The New Face of Fundraising

Fundraising. What is it exactly? It is comprised of many different levels and comes in a variety of forms. Traditionally, there are fundraising events. We love those! Now those events encompass so much more than before. There are galas, ticketed formal events and casino nights. There are experiences at unique venues, golf outings and even those which honor someone prominent in their community. Fundraising is even more than events though and even that branch of nonprofit revenue boasts something completely...

Meet the Staff: Alexa Tysowski

  RISE Life Services has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week we introduce you to Alexa Tysowski, residential manager within RISE’s Mental Health Program. We asked Alexa some questions to get to know her better. What is your role at RISE? I am a manager within the Mental Health Program. What does your job include? I am responsible for...

RISE FOOD PANTRY TO HOST ISLAND HARVEST COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

RISE Life Services operates The Main Street Market Food Pantry, which is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come and get food from us. Most of those who do utilize this resource have difficulty providing for themselves or their families. The community finds out about it through Island Harvest, the main source of our donated food distribution, who lists it on their website and on signage throughout all of Suffolk County. Now, RISE...

Meet the Staff: Jim Vantassel

RISE Life Services has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week we introduce you to Jim Vantassel, RN and Director of Nursing. We asked Jim some questions to get to know him better. What is your role at RISE? I am currently the Director of Nursing here at RISE. When did you start with our organization? I started here...

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,...

RISE Life Services Partnering with Hampton Bays High School at the Sensory Gardens

  RISE Life Services is about to embark on a new partnership with Hampton Bays High School and the special education class. RISE’s Main Street Connection Day Program will be welcoming students from Hampton Bays at the Northville Sensory Gardens for volunteer activities. On May 1, the group of students met up with JoAnn Vitale, day program coordinator, and the day program participants to tour the gardens and farm. They walked paths, met the animals and enjoyed lunch. The Hampton Bays class...

Ricardo (Ricky) Delgado & The Main Street Market Food Pantry

  Ricardo Delgado, better known as Ricky, is a friendly and welcoming personality who greets you eagerly as you enter the Main Street Market Food Pantry located at the RISE Life Services office building in Suite 500 at 901 East Main Street, in downtown Riverhead. Ricky is the manager of the food pantry. It’s a very important job, but Ricky tells us that he has fun at work all of the time and looks forward to his work days each week. Mr....

The Northville Sensory Gardens in Spring

  Off of the north road, close to the Sound beach in Riverhead is a hidden oasis that is called Northville Sensory Gardens and affectionately known as ‘The Farm.’ In April and May, everything happens. The gardens come back to life, but not without the help of Ken Friberg and his crew, comprised of two part-time year round staff, BOCES students, and individuals from RISE Life Services’ residences. In this park, you will find four ponds that connect, starting out as a...

Meet the Staff: Michelle Callahan

RISE Life Services has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week we introduce you to Michelle Callahan, senior day program specialist. Ms. Callahan is also the current Employee of the Quarter. We asked Michelle some questions to get to know her better. What is your role at RISE? I am a senior day program specialist with the...

Meet the Staff: Jared Gabrielli

RISE Life Services has an amazing team of people, who make a powerful and positive difference every day in people’s lives.  We’d like you to meet our staff members and learn more about them. This week we are bringing back our Q&A blog and we introduce you to Jared Gabrielli, Mental Health Program Coordinator. We asked Jared some questions to get to know him better. What is your role at RISE? I am the Program Coordinator of the Mental Health Program.  I...

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