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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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Rise continues to support Tom in his job search

Rise continues to support Tom in his job search

When Rise was forced to close down most of its direct support services due to the COVID-19 crisis and individuals were told to stay home, Tom Erickson was having a hard time. He lives alone, his sister recently had surgery and is unable to visit him, and his county social

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Truc Pham’s work with refugees will be felt for generations to come

Truc Pham’s work with refugees will be felt for generations to come

Rise and the Twin Cities community lost an honorable colleague and friend with the passing of  Truc Pham who died January 15 at the age of 65.
Since 1996, Truc was the director of Rise’s welfare-to-work programs which served primarily refugees and immigrants resettling in the Twin Cities area.
Truc

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Austin named MRA’s 2019 Job Placement Professional

Austin named MRA’s 2019 Job Placement Professional

MEC Program Supervisor Austin Beatty was named the 2019 Job Placement Professional of the Year by the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association (MRA) Job Placement Division (JPD) at their annual conference.
In his nomination, it was said that: “Austin is truly an outstanding job placement professional. He demonstrates passion and dedication to

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