Riverhead

Fiesta Para Vecinos

On Wednesday, May 5th, join us for this brand new fundraiser event for RISE Life Services: “Fiesta Para Vecinos” – A Party For Neighbors! Enjoy a festive cocktail hour with a Mariachi band and signature cocktails, served complimentary. Then, move on to a magical evening at this beautiful venue where you will enjoy a full dinner, with some themed Mexican options, along with other gourmet dishes. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with RISE! Join honorees, Victoria Schneps, president and...

RISE Food Pantry Receives Grant from the Rommel Wilson Memorial Fund

RISE Life Services operates The Main Street Market Food Pantry, which is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 500, in Riverhead.  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, who lists it on their website and on signage throughout all of the Suffolk County food pantries they serve. Now after continued...

RISE’s Main Street Market Food Pantry Partners with Department of Health to Help Families Affected By COVID-19

Recently, the RISE Main Street Market Food Pantry received a call from the Department of Health, from their Community Support Specialist, asking if RISE’s food pantry might assist the Riverhead community. The New York State Contact Tracing Initiative is helping individuals and families who are unable to go out and purchase food because they have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to the virus, and are in quarantine.  These people cannot afford food delivery, so the D.O.H. called to...

The importance of the RISE food pantry, now more than ever

RISE Life Services operates The Main Street Market Food Pantry, which is located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 500, Riverhead New York 11901. The Food Pantry has been open for approximately two years in this location. We currently accept donations through fundraising efforts as well as Island Harvest and Long Island Cares. The operation provides a community service, but also serves as a supportive work environment for individual with disabilities who reside in our residential programs.  We currently have five...

Fiesta Para Vecinos: Postponed until May 2021

Due to the recent crisis of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Fiesta Para Vecinos on May 7th. This decision was not made lightly, but as always we put the safety of everyone in our community first. We have re-scheduled this event for May 5, 2021 at Giorgio’s of Baiting Hollow. Please stay tuned for more events coming later this year, such as Swing for the Fences on August 10, 2020; and Foodstock 2020 in September. Thank you...

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,...

Fiesta Para Vecinos: Tickets on sale now!

We are celebrating our employees, donors and diverse group of residents by hosting an elegant and festive fundraiser. About this Event On Thursday, May 7th, join us for this brand new fundraiser event for RISE Life Services: “Fiesta Para Vecinos” – A Party For Neighbors! Enjoy a festive cocktail hour with a Mariachi band and signature cocktails, served complimentary. Then, move on to a magical evening at this beautiful venue where you will enjoy a full buffet dinner, with some themed Mexican options, along...

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

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