After a great deal of time and preparation to figure out who was ready to come back to work and how many people Rise New Richmond could safely accommodate, Case Manager Katie McNamara is happy to report that Rise New Richmond is open for business and is off to a
It was hot and steamy outside in the Minnesota sunshine, but inside Rise Anoka, it was a great day for people to enjoy being back together and engaged in entertaining activities with others.
DSP Diann Polzin was leading a modified yoga class with three people who took turns selecting the
What day is better or more fun than Christmas or your birthday? If you ask people at Rise Spring Lake Park, they might answer: “The day I got to go back to work!”
Starting June 15, people started coming back to Rise Spring Lake Park to work a three-hour shift
With his goal of someday soon working competitively in a community business, Tom Erickson was excited when he recently applied for and was awarded $200 from the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership to purchase cleaning supplies to help him continue honing his skills during the pandemic.
He is volunteering with Erika Powell,
Rise team members and co-workers were saddened by Jody’s recent death.
Jody had been receiving Day Training and Habilitation services from Rise since 2003 and most recently worked hard at many job sites in the community.
Jody was an outgoing, chatty, hard-working guy whom everyone loved being around. His co-workers remember
Despite having dealt with numerous significant health issues since being diagnosed with severe hearing loss at age three, Madonna Wagner was motivated to work instead of applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
A medical assistant who worked primarily in pediatric and geriatric clinics for most of her career, the last
Rise team members and people we serve were deeply saddened by the recent death of Kari Wagner, who worked as a data entry clerk at Rise Crystal. She passed away May 13 at the age of 44.
Kari was a gracious woman who had a deep and abiding faith, worked
Case Manager Katie Chambers was pleased to receive additional service agreements approved by Anoka County social workers so she could begin working remotely with people served at Rise Coon Rapids.
“We specifically selected people who either live independently or are living with their parents or guardians and could benefit from
With some extra funding remaining from Rise’s Department of Human Services Innovations grant, Rise’s Community Supported Employment team was given the green light to use the funds in “creative” ways to serve people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing.
“We were able to purchase 16 iPads to give
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