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  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...

Karen’s Milestone 60th Birthday Party is a First

Karen Dimase just turned sixty. This year is the most memorable birthday yet because the team in the Mental Health Program at RISE planned a big celebration. This party marks the first birthday bash that Karen has ever had in her life. Ms. Dimase lives in a Mental Health Program house in Aquebogue. This year, the team wanted to do something extraordinary for her. So, Cherita Massenburg, Maxine Love and other staff planned a casino-themed party and invited all of her...

Volunteers from Day Program Help Food Pantry

The Main Street Connection, RISE Life Services’ day program without walls, has been helping RISE’s Main Street Market food pantry each week. Every Monday, the group travels to the Island Harvest warehouse to pick up food donations supplementary to the weekly allotment received during Wednesday’s delivery. A small group loads the van and then everyone helps unpack the food into the pantry for Wednesday when it’s open to the public. Additionally, once or twice per...

Open house for The Main Street Connection

Participants of this innovative program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to integrate into the community.  The “Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activity with more flexibility than a traditional certified site-based program. The focus of this program is: • Social Skills • Academic Training • Life Skills Development The program schedule is three days per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm. The group works on establishing productive routines...

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