Going to work in a job that you enjoy and are well-suited for has proven to be both therapeutic and beneficial overall. Rise’s employment programs have assisted thousands enter or re-enter the workforce in a job which meets their individual needs and skills as they grapple with the challenges of mental illness and behavioral health disorders.

Rise team members can assist you develop an individualized career support plan to identify suitable job leads, find a job which interests and challenges you, and be successful in the career field of your choice. Staff can also assist you with writing customized resumes and cover letters, and completing job applications. If you would like practice with your interviewing skills or have staff accompany you to job interviews, they are happy to do so.

Rise team members work in cooperation with referral agencies to help you find employment in the local community. If you have a counselor from Minnesota Rehabilitation Services or any other local rehab agency, let us know and we can work together with you on your career plan.

Supported employment sites may be a good first step. Rise works with several area businesses to offer interesting and integrated work opportunities. Rise team members provide direct training and supervision at each site to ensure a supportive employment environment for all employees. 

Once you have been hired in a new job, Rise team members can assist you and your new employer in several ways to help ensure your success. Perhaps you could benefit from job accommodations, one-on-one job coaching, or job-keeping skills training. Team members are also available to provide training for the employer on disability-related issues.

If you are currently receiving government benefits such as Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Medical Assistance (MA), Social Security Income (SSI), etc., and are concerned as to how your earned income will affect them, Rise job placement staff can assist you with benefits planning. We will help you determine how to best maintain the medical and income assistance benefits you need and are entitled to while earning a paycheck.

ARMHS for supportive services

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services -- or ARMHS -- promotes one’s independent living and helps reduce the risk of relapse and mental health hospitalizations. ARMHS team members can provide you with training and support in many areas, including communication / interpersonal skills, connecting with community resources, relapse prevention, crisis planning, transportation skills, independent living skills, and medication education. ARMHS is sponsored through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

For more information about Rise's ARMHS services, read this brochure.

Use your Ticket to Work at Rise

The Ticket to Work program offers people who receive Social Security benefits the opportunity to increase their independence. Rise is a registered Employment Network (EN) with the U.S. Social Security Administration. By choosing to use your ticket with Rise, you will access all job placement and maintenance supports needed for you to achieve your goals. To learn more about Ticket to Work, visit:  www.yourtickettowork.com or www.ssa.gov

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In Anoka County

Supported Employment Services - Anoka County
8406 Sunset Road N.E.
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota 55432
763.786.8334 / Fax: 763.786.0008

Custom Futures - Family Life Mental Health Center
1930 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
763.427.7964 / Fax: 763.427.7976


In Hennepin County 

Supported Employment Services - Hennepin County and Creating Access Program
2003 Central Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
612.781.3114 / Fax: 612.781.1228


In East Central Minnesota (Chisago, Pine, Isanti, Milles Lacs, and Kanabec Counties)

Employment Innovations  
13265 Sylvan Avenue  /  P.O. Box 336
Lindstrom, Minnesota  55045
651.257.2281  /  Fax: 651.257.3862

Satellite Offices 

      Cambridge: 763.689.2093

      Milaca: 320.983.2684

      Mora: 320.679.6424


In Central Minnesota (Stearns, Benton, Sherburne,  and Wright Counties) 

Central Minnesota Works
3400 First Street North, Suite 303
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303
320.656.5608 / Fax:  320.656.5617

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