After the dark days of facilities like Willowbrook and other well-known places in our area, it’s extremely clear that we never want to go backwards. RISE Life Services elevates the lives of each person throughout our programs. Help us to keep building a sturdy future for all of those who depend on us. Welcome to our Advocacy page, where you can find out more information about how to make a difference and support RISE Life Services through sharing the most powerful asset available…your voice.
Facilities like the shuttered one pictured here, as well as many others, are unfortunately how the story began. We never want to go back to a facility-based residential program. As long as our funding continues through New York State, then we can continue to move forward with our programs and the level of care we have provided for over 35 years.
The photo pictured above is one of the beautiful residences within our Mental Health Program. We are proud to say that our 32 homes throughout all programs bring each person comfort, a sense of family and friendship, and most importantly – the care that they need.
Advocacy + Elected Officials
Please use the following New York State directory of contact information to share why funding is crucial to our agency.
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Click here to send Governor Cuomo a message.
New York State Assembly
Speaker Carl E. Heastie
New York State Senators
Find your senator by clicking here.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, East End of Suffolk County, Long Island
Click here to send Senator LaValle a message.
For more information about our Parent Advocacy group, or how you can get involved with this effort, please email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.