The year 2018 was full of growth and positive change. We look back now on our year in blogs and are thrilled with the success we have experienced; along with the details we learned about our staff, residents and our programs.

Thank you for joining us on this journey and reading our blogs each week. We enjoyed sharing about the expansion of our food pantry; the addition of our day program, The Main Street Connection; the improvements to our Northville Sensory Gardens; and of course our ‘Get to Know’ blogs.

Our events offered great topics to explore as well. During the lead-up to Shamrock Shindig, we got to know the brave volunteers who would dive into the shark tank at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead and help raise money for our organization. We shared the background of the artwork for our first-ever art show that was held at Martha Clara Vineyard in the spring of 2018. Residents shared their creative works, along with professional, renowned artists. Then for Aces & Races 2018, we featured articles about our sponsors to help get to know their businesses better and how we work together.

Join us on our new site blog page, Latest News, for our current stories. We also want to hear from you. Email our development manager, Melissa Martin at if there’s something you’d like to learn more about: programs, fundraising events, or how to volunteer with us. Please reach out via email. We are happy to hear from you!

RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. To learn more about RISE Life Services, residential housing, job opportunities and programs, please browse our website or call 631-727-6220 ext. 203 with any questions.