About Rise

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No one should feel limited by their life situation.

Rise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded on the belief that everyone deserves opportunities to achieve meaningful growth and live a purpose-filled life. Our programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin take a whole-person approach, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible through supportive access to employment, housing, and life-enrichment services.

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Our Mission

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

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Our Vision

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

People we serve

  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • People with mental illness
  • People with brain injuries
  • People who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing
  • People with criminal backgrounds
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People with barriers to employment

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 and our partners first, and always do what’s right for them.
  • We are collaborative, committed, and accountable in everything we do.
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Standards of Excellence

We expect excellence from ourselves and each other, every day.
We ensure that everyone feels valued and respected at all times.


  • Support others to improve their lives
  • Treat everyone with respect and kindness
  • Appreciate differences in others
  • Discuss any concerns directly with the person
  • Be open and honest


  • Work collaboratively and offer help to others
  • Be receptive to coaching
  • Embrace change


  • Build and maintain a positive, effective work environment
  • Choose positive actions, find solutions, manage my emotions
  • Consistently provide professional and reliable service
  • Take responsibility for my own growth


Rise is proud to be accredited by CARF International!

Details about our programs' accreditation status can be found on the CARF International website.