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Alexandra House contracts with Rise for critical support services

Alexandra House contracts with Rise for critical support services

As a mother with three young children who had experienced domestic violence for several years, Natasha was profoundly grateful for the advocacy and support services she received from Alexandra House to help get her through challenging times.
In addition to their wide-ranging services to victims of domestic, and sexual and

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Kari Hovey contributed much to Rise during internship

Kari Hovey contributed much to Rise during internship

Kari Hovey took a break from her job as a speech therapist in the public schools to explore different settings and intern with Rise in assistive technology. She worke with people served at Rise Crystal who have intellectual and physical disabilities.
Having earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of

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Andrea continues to explore new career path

Andrea continues to explore new career path

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, people with direct support skills and experience are in high demand. Andrea knows how important her work as a personal care assistant (PCA) is right now, even though she has her career goals set in a different direction.
Andrea moved to Minnesota from Illinois last

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LeeAnn doesn’t give up on career goals despite pandemic

LeeAnn doesn’t give up on career goals despite pandemic

The middle of a pandemic crisis is not an ideal time to be changing career fields and looking for a new job, but LeeAnn Hill continues to be optimistic and move forward during this challenging time.
After having worked in the accounting field for more than 30 years, LeeAnn knew

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Rise earns three-year CARF accreditation

Rise earns three-year CARF accreditation

Based on an extensive three-day survey conducted by four CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyors, Rise was recently awarded its twelfth three-year certification, the highest level of accreditation.
Surveyors thoroughly examined and evaluated all aspects of the agency, assessing more than 1,200 program service standards. This included Rise’s

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Rise’s Ben Streitz supports mental health practitioner in her important work

Rise’s Ben Streitz supports mental health practitioner in her important work

Having struggled for years with mental health issues herself, Amanda Cummings is now on the front lines assisting people who are especially challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a mental health practitioner at People, Inc.’s location in Coon Rapids, Amanda provides one-on-one and group support, assists people with crisis prevention

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Maria appreciates Kelly’s continued support

Maria appreciates Kelly’s continued support

During this COVID-19 crisis, Rise team members are finding alternative ways to support people than their usual face-to-face meetings.
Maria has worked successfully as a housekeeper at a hotel in Stillwater since January 2019, but when room bookings slowed dramatically, Maria and most of the hotel staff were laid off.

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Laura Barnes relies on Rise’s housing support services

Laura Barnes relies on Rise’s housing support services

Like millions of people around the world, Laura Barnes is having to work through some really hard times now. She had been meeting with Rise’s Amy Walcheski, a rapid re-housing placement specialist in Milaca in her home, but now relies on phone conversations to provide critical support services.
A strong,

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ARMHS support services especially critical now

ARMHS support services especially critical now

Angela Buisman is a mental health practitioner who works out of Rise’s office in St. Cloud, assisting people with ARMHS (Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services). Most of the people she supports are experiencing increased mental health symptoms that are compounded by the difficulties during the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Here are

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Sarah Gustafson finds new ways to support people during challenging times

Sarah Gustafson finds new ways to support people during challenging times

The COVID-19 crisis seems to have turned everyone’s world upside down and business is definitely not “as usual.” Rise’s team members – employment consultants, direct support professionals, case managers, and others – are finding new ways to support the people we serve during these challenging times.
Denise Coppess was one

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