RISE's mission is to break the generational cycles of incarceration.
"The last 8 years have been very difficult for me. I’ve had people in my life who've tried hard to understand what my son & I are going through but it wasn't until I met the amazing people at RISE that I truly felt I had found my "people." RISE goes above and beyond caring for people and the group of people who are in the RISE family group has put me at ease, answered questions, and is an amazing support group."
-RISE Family Program Participant
Our In-Prison and Post-Release programs serve individuals with criminal records across the state.
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We create community among our volunteers and our Builders. Want to join us?
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Provide desperately needed reentry support to people who need a fighting chance at rebuilding a new life.
RISE Graduate * In-Prison Program
It is an honor to be a part of RISE. Thank you for this opportunity, this positive approach to building and being a part of the community. As my steps forward become less timid but remain tender, my hope is to help guide others forward as well. Again, thank you for everything.
To experience reentry is to experience crisis. Incarcerated individuals are often released to area communities with little to no financial support, emotional support, mental health support, or support for substance use addictions. RISE believes that reentry support is crucial to the success of its released graduates. Support must be tailored to individual needs, support must be swift, and support must be available around the clock. Most importantly, reentry support must begin prior to release.
In-Prison Program Graduates
Business Academy Graduates
Graduates Reentered the Community
2022 Reentry Services Provided
Community-Based Program Volunteers