Incorporated in 1971, Rise is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which supports people who have disabilities and other barriers. We are an industry leader, and offer the people we serve the greatest possible level of community integration and a wide range of programming choices so that they may meet their goals.

Most of our programs are intended to assist the people we serve in finding employment opportunities that fit their career objectives and skills. We also have life enrichment programs and mental health support services, as well as programs assisting people in finding safe, affordable housing in some Central Minnesota counties. Rise strives to support the people we serve in the ways they want, such that each individual can achieve their personal measure of vocational achievement, self-sufficiency, and belonging in their communities.

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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.



Our Vision

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

Rise’s 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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