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People We Serve

This program serves individuals who…

  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Possess a felony level conviction.
  • Are releasing into Benton, Sherburn, Stearns, or Wright County.
  • Need additional re-entry community coordination and supports, and/or who benefit from a higher level of assistance.

Program Activities

Service Coordination and planning with other transitional team members including case managers and supervising agents; including but not limited to…

  • Application assistance to various programs (housing, employment, ARMHS)
  • Aid and benefit application assistance (medical assistance, SSI/SSDI and cash assistance)
  • Accessing identification materials (driver’s license, state identification cards, birth certificate, social security card)
  • Community resource-based referrals (medical/mental health services, support groups)

Referral Information

Referrals must be sent to Rise via mail, email, or fax. Referrals must include…

  • Completed Rise application
  • Signed release forms for all parties that require communication
  • General introduction to the individual being served
  • Location of incarceration and current visitor policy

If available, we also ask that you send…

  • Charge information
  • Release conditions and information (Date, time, county)
  • Individual community support plan
  • Most recent psychological evaluation (Diagnostic assessment)
  • Most recent treatment records
  • Services received within the facility
  • Information considered pertinent to placement services
  • Pre-established release plans
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Referral Contact

Want to learn more about this program or work with a Rise staff member to see if this program is a good fit?

Program Management

Maeta Burns-Penn, Vocational Programs Manager

Email: mburns-penn@rise.org

Referral Coordination

Lynda Meland, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 651-257-2281 | Fax: 651-257-3861


Office Address: 3400 First St. North Suite #105, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Mailing Address: 13265 Sylvan Ave PO Box 336, Lindstrom, MN 55045


Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Schedule and location of services determined by individual need.

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Primary Funding Sources

  • Private Grants

Transportation Options

  • Self-arranged / Private / Personal

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