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Spring Career Fair

Join RISE Life Services at the Riverhead office for a Spring Career Fair! Tuesday, April 27th from 9-12 and 2-4   RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment on the East End of Long Island, dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. To learn more about RISE Life Services, our programs including a day program, residential housing, job opportunities and other information, please browse our website or call 631-727-6220 ext....

The Karry’s Story

Casey Karry tells her story about her family and RISE Life Services (Aid to the Developmentally Disabled). My older brother was born with severe developmental disabilities and spent roughly half of his childhood in Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center. At the age of 18 he was transferred to Creedmoor Psychiatric Center where he was often subjected to unspeakable abuse. I desperately wanted to take him back home but at 6’2″ and close to 200 pounds that was not a realistic solution ​ In 1980,...

After the World Changed

  Earlier this year, the whole world changed. RISE Life Services rose to the challenge of caring for the individuals we serve as best as we could, even faced with new obstacles. Watch our most recent video and join our community of support to help us continue to grow, even through these unprecedented times. Click here to view our video on YouTube. As schools re-open this week and work schedules look a little different,...

Now more than ever

RISE Life Services continues to elevate the lives of those we serve, especially now, through the global pandemic of COVID-19 that presented more difficulties and needs throughout our organization. The individuals who thrived on being a community with others in our day program and among our ICFs and IRAs, were faced with isolation. Now, we are slowly getting back to something that looks a lot like normal. Our team worked hard and used their creativity to help raise the spirits...

Elevations Club Spotlight: Costello’s ACE Hardware

The recently launched RISE Elevations Club is helping businesses re-open by sharing their announcements across our channels. RISE partners with businesses through the Elevations Club to offer unique offers and discounts to RISE’s Elevations Club members only. When a supporter joins the club, they are granted access to the dozens of vendors that have signed up as Elevations Club businesses and created perks. The benefits are endless. To find out more, click here. Costello’s ACE Hardware is...

Learn more about the RISE Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) Program

RISE’s IRA program, licensed by the New York Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), opened its first IRA residences in December of 1994. RISE currently operates twelve IRA residences. One of them is our Geriatric IRA in Greenport. Nine of these IRAs are supervised (staff available 24/7) and two are Supportive IRAs (staff available when needed). RISE’s IRA program serves individuals, both male and female, over 21 years of age, who are diagnosed with developmental disabilities and who function within the severe to moderate range. All...

In The News: “Making a Difference as reopening continues, demand remains high at food pantries”

Appeared in the Times Review Newspapers: Riverhead News ReviewBy Joe Werkmeister On Monday morning, the staff at RISE Main Street Market Food Pantry in Riverhead received a familiar call. A family in Riverhead — two adults, two small children and an infant — needed food. They were unable to leave their home due to a positive COVID-19 case. They couldn’t afford food delivery services and did not have anyone who could bring them food. RISE Life Services, formerly...

Our ICF Program

The ICF (Intermediate Care Facilities) Program at Rise Life Services is comprised of 5 residential homes located throughout the East End of Long Island.  This program is supported by OPWDD (Office of People with Developmental Disabilities) and caters to men and women, over 21 years of age, who are diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability.  Each residence is supervised 24/7 by staff who are committed to the individual’s they serve. Overall, our ICF’s serve individuals who are unable to care for their...

Our Mental Health Program

What do we do in our Mental Health (MH) Program? The Mental Health program consists of four levels of housing with varying staff supports. Our Treatment Congregate program and Dually Diagnosed programs offer the people we serve 24-hour a day staffing. The participants live with 8-9 other people. Support, training, and assistance in activities of daily living such as shopping, cooking, money management, medication management, use of community services, and independent living skills are provided by trained staff. Rent includes food,...

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...

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