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Foster Care

A Love Story – Why We Foster

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RISE Services, Inc. works with thousands of foster parents across the country to help provide a caring and stable home environment for children who can no longer live safely in their homes or for adults living with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Matt and Michelle are foster parents with RISE Services, Inc., and have supported […]

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Foster Families

Help Your Foster Children Set & Achieve Their Personal Goals

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As the new year begins, many individuals nationwide are making resolutions and setting goals. This annual activity is not only for adults but also for teens, children, and families. Foster children, in particular, can greatly benefit from achieving personal goals. So, RISE Services, Inc. encourages you to begin setting valuable goals with your foster children. […]

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Resource

A Christmas Message of Gratitude

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Gratitude is a powerful tool if people choose to use it. The holiday is the perfect time of year to count our blessings and be thankful for loved ones and friends. Gratitude is also good for mental health as it reduces anxiety and helps individuals cope with stressful moments. Watch Gerald Nebeker, Founder and President […]

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RISE Services

3 Things We Are Thankful for at RISE

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Thanksgiving is a special time for many families. Roast turkey, potatoes and gravy, and delicious pumpkin pie are only a few things we all look forward to in November. Thanksgiving is also an excellent time to consider what we are truly grateful for. At RISE Services, Inc., we have much for which we are thankful, […]

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Inclusion

The Importance of Inclusion for Individuals Living With an I/DD

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RISE Services, Inc. is looking for individuals who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) to be on our Board of Directors. We believe it’s important to have an inclusive leadership team that welcomes, respects, and values individuals with I/DD – who can move our agency forward as we create opportunities for and with the […]

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Careers

Why DSPs Are Essential for the I/DD Community

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is September 10 – 16, and there’s no better time to express gratitude to the direct support professionals (DSPs) who serve here at RISE Services, Inc. A DSP is more than an assistant for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). They are caregivers, drivers, cooks, job coaches, teachers, supervisors, […]

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Foster Care

Navigating Back to School for Foster Children or Children with I/DD

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Starting a new school year can be exciting for many children but can also cause anxiety in others, especially foster children and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Most children thrive when they know what to expect in various situations, and beginning a new school year is no different. Preparing before school begins can […]

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Tips

Stay Safe in Summer When Supporting Children & Adults with I/DD

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The warm summer weather brings many outdoor opportunities for fun festivities and thrilling adventures. We make enjoyable summer memories by playing at sandy beaches, visiting local parks, or having a ball at amusement parks or botanical gardens. Before embarking on your next adventure, make a plan for when the summer heat becomes unbearable. By taking […]

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Awareness

Why We Celebrate International Children’s Day

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International Children’s Day, a historical event that dates back to 1856, is celebrated each year on June 1. Today, protecting and advocating on behalf of children remains a top priority for the global community. RISE Services, Inc. is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and their families through personalized services performed by our compassionate […]

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Family Fun

May is National Family Wellness Month

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May is National Family Wellness Month, and RISE Services, Inc. would like to encourage you and your family to celebrate your health together. Family wellness is about developing healthy lifestyles and habits that support each family member’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Let’s look at different ways to prioritize your family’s well-being that are fun […]

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