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Children and Youth

International Children’s Day: Advocating for & Protecting Our Youth

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Each year, the global community celebrates International Children’s Day in June. Child welfare organizations and various countries honor this special day by advocating for and protecting children’s rights, safety, and well-being. RISE Services, Inc. has been creating opportunities and supporting children and their families to provide for their physical safety and mental well-being since 1987. […]

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Foster Care

Grateful Hearts: Recognizing the Importance of Foster Parents

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May is National Foster Care Month, a time to appreciate foster parents and families nationwide. This year’s theme—Engaging Youth. Building Supports. Strengthening Opportunities—emphasizes the importance of fostering successful transitions for youth leaving care. Despite the availability of resources, foster parents play a crucial role in providing a stable foundation. RISE Services, Inc. firmly believes in […]

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Working at RISE

Shining the Spotlight on Our Amazing Employees

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An amazing team never succeeds because of the work of one person. It takes a group of people to collaborate and work toward the same goal. RISE Services, Inc. has a fantastic team of staff members who work together for the same purpose — to support and create opportunities for the individuals that we support. […]

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Foster Care

What Is Respite Care & Why Is It Important

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Foster parents, professional parents, family members, and caregivers experience unique challenges when supporting foster children and individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). A weekend away or even a short break can help recharge caregivers. Respite care is a valuable solution that RISE Services, Inc. offers. Let’s take a look at what respite care is […]

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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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