News

In The News: Charles Evdos, Executive Director, Featured in Dan’s Papers and Long Island Press

RISE’s executive director, Charles Evdos was in the news twice within the last week. Dan’s Papers featured him in their High Profile section, where they share about his impact in the world of non-profits. Click here to read the article. In the Long Island Press, Charles Evdos talks about his concerns with state budget cuts for residential programs such as RISE. Click here to read the article, Riverhead Group Home Leader Raises Concerns About State...

Vaccine Clinic: Day 2 “The Snow Day”

Remember that snow storm that hit the East End of Long Island last Thursday, 2/18? Well, RISE held their second COVID-19 vaccine clinic that day at the Northville Sensory Gardens…outdoors! Staff worked tirelessly for over 5 hours in snow gear and protective equipment. Almost 200 people received the vaccine – some for their second round and others their first. Among those receiving were staff and individuals from our programs (residential and day program). SPECIAL THANKS to our amazing team (nursing, staff...

RISE Hosts Organization-Wide COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

RISE recently hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at its Northville Sensory Gardens for staff and residents. The clinic went successfully. Nurses and the pharmacist worked hard and they were able to help some of our more nervous residents get through the process. An estimated 130 residents and staff received the COVID-19 vaccine that day. Everyone waited patiently in their cars and then only had to come in for less than 5 minutes to get the vaccine before they could relax...

The Main Street Connection Celebrates Three Years

The excitement was abounding on January 8, 2021 when RISE’s day program, The Main Street Connection, celebrated their third anniversary. The Main Street Connection has grown significantly since its start in January of 2018. The program began with 2 individuals and now has grown to 35 participating! The program has become a vital part of the community.  Although many adjustments were made during 2020 due to COVID-19, given the many safety protocols in place, the Director, Coordinator and staff continue to...

Why

In every story, there is a ‘Why.’ Why do we do what we do to help others each day? Why would you want to learn more about those reasons? Why should anyone want to become involved or help us? Being a part of RISE Life Services means more than being an employee, a resident, a volunteer, a sponsor or a donor. When you join our community, you join our family. You are a caregiver, an individual with whom we are elevating...

Our Wishes

This is the perfect time of year to reflect on everything and 2020 was certainly challenging. However, the support we received throughout the year was overwhelming and we are so thankful. Our network of friends, family and donors came to our aid when we had a shortage of PPE supplies, or when we needed to raise money for our residents to enjoy activities within their quarantine at home. The holidays were also abundant with fundraising for gifts and RISE is...

Winter Career Fair @ RISE

RISE Life Services will host a Winter Career Fair on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. There will be two sessions: 9am – 12noon; then 2 – 4pm. Mark your calendars now and plan on a brand-new career in the New Year! Explore career opportunities as a direct support professional or residential counselor. Full-time, part-time and weekend positions are available. Find out details about sign-on bonuses, benefits and more. Contact Stacy for more at 631-727-6220 ext. 268. You can also apply online now at...

Dispatch Press Images + RISE

Recently, RISE Life Services partnered with Dispatch Press Images, a photojournalism website. Mr. Lander, photojournalist, has been donating his incredible photography work to RISE in order to help us share our latest, The Advocacy Initiative. Dispatch Press Images is a division of American Photojournalism, Inc., established in 1981. They are a press photo agency, carrying a working relationship with professional photographers around the world. They are dedicated to reportage, following in the...

M. Lander/Dispatch Press Images

The Advocacy Initiative

M. Lander/Dispatch Press Images 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 elevates the lives of each person throughout our programs. Help us to keep building a sturdy future for all those who depend on us! Learn more about our advocacy initiative and how your voice can make a difference. Click here to visit our webpage, use the customizable, pre-written...

Thankful

This year has been more than a little challenging. COVID-19 has changed the way we do everything. However, we’ve found opportunities amidst the difficulty to rise to a new level – a higher standard for the individuals in our program and our entire team. We also have many reasons to be thankful this year. First, we are thankful for those supporters, companies and friends who came to our aid when we put out a call for masks and PPE supplies. When...

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