We are disappointed to have to announce that Rise will not be reopening center-based services the week of May 18 as we had planned.

In Minnesota, we are waiting for guidance from the Department of Human Services on our reopening plans. Please know that we will open as soon as we can and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

In Wisconsin, we are going to start reopening on Tuesday, May 26, in a phased approach. We will post more reopening information on our website with links to all of our plans.

Rise team members are working with people to determine the date that is best for each person to return. Allowing people to return gradually in a phased approach will help to keep everyone safe and enable us to train each person on social distancing, and cleaning and hygiene practices. We would encourage you to our review health and safety plans listed above and direct any questions you have to your Rise team members. People will receive a phone call from a Rise supervisor regarding the reopening plans for their specific program.

Many of our team members are still working right now and supporting people in a variety of ways – on our supported employment teams, providing independent employment services, delivering housing supports, working with our business partners, and providing mental health services. We are so grateful to all of them for everything they do.

While our center-based services have been closed, we know that this has been challenging for many of you. Our team members miss coming to work and supporting people to meet their goals. And the people we serve miss working, learning and socializing in our programs.

These challenging and uncertain times have required us all to be more adaptable than ever before. Everyone at Rise is doing our best to adjust when things are constantly changing. Thanks you so much for your patience, support and understanding during this time. We are so excited for people to come back to Rise again!


Check out our News Headlines to read how Rise team members are still supporting people we serve as well as some stories on the people we serve on our Success Stories page.

For additional community resources, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

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