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Patty Thurk retires after stellar, rewarding career

Patty Thurk retires after stellar, rewarding career

After an interesting and rewarding career path of her own, Patty Thurk retired from Rise on July 31. In her 14 years as an employment consultant, Patty assisted more than 400 people find jobs that fit their needs and interests, matching them with a good employer so they thrive and

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ADA has tremendous affect on people’s lives for 30 years

ADA has tremendous affect on people’s lives for 30 years

For most of the close to 3,500 people Rise serves each year in its employment, housing supports, and life enrichment programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a profound affect on nearly every aspect of their lives. Rise joins millions of Americans this year in celebrating the ADA’s

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Outstanding Rise DSPs also nominated for MOHR award

Outstanding Rise DSPs also nominated for MOHR award

We were all certainly excited when DSP Katie Whiteford was awarded MOHR’s 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year for the Twin Cities metro area! But Rise had also nominated three other OUTSTANDING people for consideration for this prestigious statewide honor. While they didn’t win this year, they are TRULY

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Katie Whiteford honored with state DSP of the Year award

Katie Whiteford honored with state DSP of the Year award

Rise President/CEO Lynn Noren and other team members pulled off a big surprise for Katie Whiteford in July when they presented her with the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR)’s 2020 Direct Support Professional award for employment services in the Twin Cities metro area.
Due to the pandemic, MOHR

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And Rise New Richmond is up and running!

And Rise New Richmond is up and running!

After a great deal of time and preparation to figure out who was ready to come back to work and how many people Rise New Richmond could safely accommodate, Case Manager Katie McNamara is happy to report that Rise New Richmond is open for business and is off to a

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People excited to be back to work at Rise Spring Lake Park

People excited to be back to work at Rise Spring Lake Park

What day is better or more fun than Christmas or your birthday? If you ask people at Rise Spring Lake Park, they might answer: “The day I got to go back to work!”
Starting June 15, people started coming back to Rise Spring Lake Park to work a three-hour shift

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Minnesota Microgrant Partnership helps Tom hone skills

Minnesota Microgrant Partnership helps Tom hone skills

With his goal of someday soon working competitively in a community business, Tom Erickson was excited when he recently applied for and was awarded $200 from the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership to purchase cleaning supplies to help him continue honing his skills during the pandemic.
Tom, who is Deaf and communicates

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