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Our Story

Who We Are

Incorporated in 1971, Rise is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which supports people who have disabilities and other barriers to employment and housing in attaining their personal measure of safe and affordable housing, vocational achievement, self-sufficiency, and belonging in their communities.

Rise unlocks potential and opens doors to success for people with disabilities or other challenges through creative solutions and customized support.

We envision a progressive, supportive, and collaborative environment that fosters meaningful growth and provides opportunities to live a life filled with purpose.

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Guiding Principles

  • We attract and retain the best people and partners.
  • We expect excellence from ourselves, and each other, every day.
  • We ensure that everyone feels valued and respected at all times.
  • We encourage and reward innovation and creative problem solving.
  • We are tireless advocates and trusted supporters for the people we serve.
  • We not only embrace change, we drive it as industry leaders.
  • We never shy away from a challenge.
  • We continually inspire personal growth, professional development, and greater self-sufficiency.
  • We put the people we serve first and our partners first and always do what’s right for them.
  • We are collaborative, committed, and accountable in everything we do.

Our Plans for the Future

  • Quality – We will deliver superior results to the people we support and our customers.
  • People – We will attract and retain exceptional people who embody our mission.
  • Finance – We will ensure financial sustainability.
  • Reputation – We will be recognized as an industry leader.
  • Innovation – We will continuously transform services to surpass evolving needs and expectations of the marketplace.