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Programs & Services

Career Planning, Job Placement, and Employment Services

Putting possibilities into action

Rise programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Rise supports people who have disabilities and other barriers to employment and housing in attaining their personal measure of vocational achievement, safe and affordable housing, self-sufficiency, and belonging in their communities.

Rise is dedicated to building a community which is accepting of all its citizens. We support the development of creative partnerships with businesses, government agencies, and the general public to meet this objective.

Success begins with you

Recognizing how important it is to be a productive and contributing member of our community, Rise’s employment programs have assisted thousands of people who have a wide range of disabilities and those who face other barriers to employment enter or re-enter the workforce.

Rise’s employment services can help you reach your goal of increased self-sufficiency and employment. Rise staff provide planning services and supports so you can find a job which meets your individual needs and skills, and be successful in the career field of your choice.

You don’t have to do it alone

Rise staff work in cooperation with referral agencies to help you find transitional or permanent 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.

Experienced, dedicated staff can assist you

Rise job placement staff are available to assist you in many ways, depending on your specific needs. We will assist you find a job which interests and challenges you. Rise staff can help you develop an individualized career support plan and identify suitable job leads. Staff can also assist you with writing 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.

Once you have been hired in a new job, Rise staff 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. Staff are also available to provide training for the employer on disability-related issues.

For some people, supported employment may be a good first step. Rise works with several area businesses to offer interesting and integrated work opportunities. Rise staff provide direct training and supervision at each employment site to ensure a supportive employment environment for all employees.

Do you need help with benefits planning?

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.

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: or

Rise also offers assistance with housing support

For those who live in Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, or Wright Counties and are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless due to mental health issues, Rise can assist you in making a smooth transition into living more independently in the community.We offer Independent Living Skills (ILS) training, housing support services, rental subsidies and assistance, and service coordination. Ask your Rise job placement specialist for more information about Rise’s Mental Health & Housing Support and Homelessness Services.