At RISE, our purpose has remained constant for 30 years.
We create opportunities for and with the people we serve, helping children, adults with special needs, and seniors live full, productive lives.
RISE helps others live the life they imagine for themselves.
We were founded in 1987 and began serving Arizona in 1993. Since then, we have had the pleasure of working with the country’s most passionate, innovative, and creative programs that support people with disabilities and their families.
We offer programs and services as varied as the needs of the people they support.
- Assisting people with daily living activities
- Teaching life skills
- Meeting companionship needs
- Providing assistance in the community
- Supportive or customized employment
- Day services
- Foster parenting
- Early intervention
- Providing a stable family setting
- Respite opportunities
RISE connects passionate people with those in need.
We employ a network of hundreds of dedicated personal care professionals throughout Arizona.
All our employees are given strict employees screening and ample training to guarantee unmatched service and care.
We teach skills that lead to independent living
RISE helps adults with developmental disabilities live full, productive, independent lives.
We want the adults we serve to be able to work and live in a way that brings forth and celebrates their unique skills and desires. Through Day Services, we discover and foster their personal passions through expert guidance within a supportive community.
Day Service programs have many purposes, ranging from helping adults develop skills they could use at work to finding creative hobbies and outlets through which they can better express who they are and what they care about.
Everything we offer is individually tailored to the needs, skills, and personality of our clients.
We take the time to learn about them. We help them discover what skills they have and how they might fit into a job or at home. Then, we help them apply those skills to every aspect of their lives.
This is done in a safe and supportive setting through cooking classes, exercise, music, crafts, and other job and life-skills training programs.
New skills create new opportunities. And creating opportunities for and with people is what we care about most.
Adults do not need to be living in a RISE home to participate in any our Day Services and transportation can always be arranged or provided.
Everyone is employable and can live full and productive lives.
RISE creates job opportunities for and with people.
We have an amazing team of professionals who help adults with disabilities find and sustain meaningful employment throughout Arizona.
We find employment that fits the skills, preferences, and schedule of the people we serve, allowing access for them to participate in integrated employment in a workplace in the general community.
Our staff acts as an advocate for the adults they serve by working with local employers to find, or even create, suitable work. Every client receives a foundation of support during their entirety of their employment.
Support may include:
- Increasing skills for successful employment
- Work preparation
- One-to-one or small group support
- On-the-job training
- Advocacy during their entirety of their employment
We help our clients find suitable work, apply for and begin the job with confidence, then support them as they become competent, independent employees.
RISE works with employers to create a diverse and healthy work environment. We have seen that work setting with a diverse group of people are more successful and ultimately more profitable.
We help make hiring adults with disabilities simple and easy
Our clients are screened and prepared to work for the jobs and hours employers need. For instance, many smaller employers are in need of part-time work, which is precisely the appropriate amount of hours needed by our adult clients.
Our Employment Professionals help orientate, train, and sustain healthy work habits. We advocate for the employee and the employer.
It is why the clients we place in jobs have a 88% retention rate. Clients stay at their job, work hard and well, and experience the benefits of a fulfilling, independent work life in a diverse, healthy work environment.
We find and support loving families for children and adult with special needs.
The best place for adult and children with special needs is in a family setting. Those with special needs have the best chance for a full and productive life when they have stable, adequate care and support.
Unfortunately, not all families have the tools or skills to create and sustain that family setting.
We find and support loving, caring families for children and adults who need an adoptive or foster home.
We provide continual and unwavering support for our adoptive families
- We recruit. We find loving, supportive families and individuals in the custody of Arizona Department of Child Safety as well as adults with special needs.
- We train. We understand that being a foster or adoptive family is not easy. That is why we offer free and continual trainings to give our families the knowledge and skills they need. And before a family fosters or adopts, we provide additional support and behavioral consultations.
- We support. We visit our foster and adoptive families on a regular basis to make sure they have the tools and information they need. We also offer 24-hour emergency assistance.
For adults with a disabilities, growth and opportunity begins with a stable, caring home.
We provide residential homes in traditional neighborhoods for adults with disabilities. Our homes are built on compassionate care and skilled support.
At RISE, we have a philosophy of care centered around each person’s individual needs. The residents of a RISE home choose their own daily routines, living arrangements, and level of assistance.
Independent Living Homes
Our independence living homes offer up to twenty-four hours of personal care for adults disabilities who are able to live with some independence.
We offer many services based on each person’s needs.
- Learning opportunities
- Transportation & social activities to connect with friends
- Behavior consultation
- Personal care
- Personal budget assistance
- Grocery shopping
- Cooking & cleaning
By providing a stable, caring home environment, we are able to give our residents a chance to build the life they imagine for themselves.
RISE group homes offer comprehensive, around-the-clock care for two to five adults in a group setting.
Those who are best served by a group home setting are adults who require intensive support and a high level of structure and guidance.
Many of our group home residents have been diagnosed with a developmental disability as well as one or more mental health disorders.
We design our group home setting around each person’s needs rather than trying to force a predetermined solution. We learn each person’s needs, preferences, and background before moving into a group home to make sure the transition is smooth and successful.
Private Pay In-home Care
RISE helps those we serve live safely and independently in their own homes.
Many in our community with disabilities are able to live in their own home or apartment but need some help to stay safe and independent.
We provide hourly in-home services for those with disabilities who are not covered under the Arizona Division of Disabled Development.
The needs of those we serve are unique. So the services we offer are personalized to those needs. We provide caring, well-trained Direct Support Professionals who may be selected and scheduled based on your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.
With our help children and adults with disabilities are able to to live safely in their own familiar surroundings.
Home and Community Based Services
Hourly support to make home the best place possible.
We believe the best environment for a person with a disability to live and grow is a stable, loving home.
We also understand the unique struggles facing those who care for a person with special needs.
That is why we provide hourly in-home care for individuals with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, cognitive disabilities, and autism.
RISE makes a personalized plan for each individual's and family’s needs.
The needs of those with disabilities are unique. For that reason, we take the time to create a personalized plan for each family setting based on physical needs, personal preferences, personality, and culture.
Then we create and implement supports around the family rather than forcing a solution through a predetermined mold.
The need is unique. So is the solution we create alongside the families we serve.
In-home Care Services
We currently contract with the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide in-home services based on individual needs and current funding services.
- Personal care
- Grocery shopping
- Light housekeeping
- Medical support
- Social activities
Participants may help choose a RISE Direct Support Professional.
We understand the time and attention required to provide constant care for a child or adult with a disability. That is why we offer respite care.
A caring, trained Direct Support Professional assists with temporary care while caregivers have a chance to rest, relax and physical and mentally renew.
Respite care is offered weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
We give parents of children with special needs a healthy start to a full, productive life.
Having a child brings many unknowns and unforeseen questions. Having a child with a developmental disorder brings its unknowns.
It is easy for parents to feel lost and alone.
Our Early Intervention Services guide parents and children through child development and give families the tools they need to raise healthy, happy kids.
We offer a list of services for children ages 0 to 3 through the Arizona Early Intervention Program.
We offer speech and language therapy for children struggling to communicate, feeding therapy for children learning to eat, physical therapy for children beginning to move on their own, occupational therapy for children struggling with their fine motor skills, and special development instruction to help children engage in the relationships, routines, and events of everyday life.
At RISE Early Intervention, we believe in providing team-based instruction in a natural learning environment that promotes your child’s growth and development by working through and within his or her unique learning style and interests.