We give the people we serve the opportunity to live the life they imagine for themselves.
RISE creates new and lasting opportunities for and with the people we serve, their families, and the men and women who work in direct care.
We are a nonprofit agency that specializes in home and community-based services for children with mental health challenges, adults with developmental and other disabilities, and aging adults.
Since 1997, we have been serving Oregon and our program and services address the unique needs of our clients.
- Assisting people with daily living activities
- Teaching life skills
- Meeting companionship needs
- Providing assistance in the community
- Supportive or customized employment
- Day treatment programs
- Providing a stable family setting
- Respite opportunities
RISE connects passionate people with those in need.
We use a network of Direct Support Professionals to serve and support our clients. We also utilize behavioral counselors, therapists, and medical professionals throughout Oregon to create and sustain healthy homes, families, and communities.
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 Oregon.
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.
Growth and opportunity happen in a stable, loving family setting.
RISE creates stability and opportunity for children and adults.
Adults and children with developmental disabilities live their best lives in a stable family setting. But that setting does not always come easily.
We provide programs, services, and support that help families and caretakers make a stable family setting possible.
We adapt and cater the support we offer to the specific needs of every individual and family we serve. And we have more experience delivering that support than any agency in Oregon.
RISE evaluates, manages, and prevent challenging behavior.
Understanding challenging or problem behaviors are the first steps toward managing and even eliminating them.
We work with families and teachers to develop plans and strategies for how to prevent and manage problem behaviors. After the assessment is done and the plan is built, our professionals train families, teachers, and caretakers to implement proactive strategies and crisis intervention techniques.
RISE helps adults with developmental disabilities with everyday activities.
Our Direct Support Professional help adults with:
- Personal hygiene
- Toileting, mobility
- Medication, and other delegated nursing tasks
RISE cares for caretakers.
Caring for a child or adult with a developmental disability can be challenging. That is why we provide continual support for the families with which we work.
The Oregon Intervention Training System, a two-day training on positive behavior support and crisis intervention is offered to all families as well as family support groups, school staff trainings, and other specialized trainings specific to a child or adult’s needs and diagnosis.
For adults with a disability, growth and opportunity begins with a stable, caring home.
Some adults with disabilities are able to live and work with a high degree of independence. They may only need some extra help and guidance.
Others will have the most growth and opportunity in a more supportive group home setting.
Depending on what each adult we serve may need, we create a plan and base of support for each person instead of trying to fit the person into a predetermined plan.
All of our residential services seek to support the whole person: physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual.
RISE helps adults with disabilities live safe and independent lives.
Adults with a developmental disability who are able to live in their own home or apartment may need some extra help.
We want to help those adults continue to live as independently as possible while remaining safe. We only provide help where it is truly needed.
First, we understand the unique needs of each adult then create a plan of support. Areas of needed support may include:
- Paying bills
- Grocery shopping
- Participation in community events
- Helping with transportation
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.