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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...

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday

All of us at RISE Life Services hope that you enjoy the merriest of holidays!  We celebrate and share the happiness that our residents experience this time of the year. Thank you for being a part of our community and our RISE family. Special thanks to all of those who contributed to our Holiday Gift Fundraiser. You made so many people happy! Photos from this year’s Christmas party on Wednesday, December 18 can be found on our

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...

Eat for Change

(fundraiser form) Help raise money for RISE’s Middle Island IRA house with a dedicated fundraiser on Monday, December 9th between 4 and 8 p.m. at Chipotle in Riverhead. They are located at 1501 Old Country Road in Riverhead. All you need to do is to bring a printout of the flyer you can download by clicking here. Be sure to hand it in at Chipotle, Riverhead when you place your order. Chipotle will donate the proceeds to RISE. If...

The Main Street Connection: Continued Growth

RISE Life Services would like to update you on our Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection.  Participants of this innovative 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 of the program decide upon at regular meetings.  The group works on individual goals and a daily routine, even though the activities...

More About Our Main Street Connection Day Program

RISE Life Services (an Aid to the Developmentally Disabled Company) would like to introduce to you our Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection.  Participants of this innovative 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 of the program decide upon at regular meetings.  The group works on individual goals and...

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...

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