Services for Children, Teens, Women and Men
24-Hour Crisis Hotline – 845-791-9595
RISE provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained staff and volunteers are on hand at all times to provide understanding and confidentiality to our callers.
Information and Referral
Callers receive factual information on a variety of community agencies that are available for further assistance. The staff counselor identifies the caller’s needs and provides appropriate referrals, including phone numbers and addresses, so individuals may secure the help they seek.
Several support groups meet weekly at the RISE office under the direction of a trained professional in an atmosphere that encourages them to talk through their traumatic experiences and to help one another in their recovery. Day and evening groups are offered.
- Trauma Recovery & Empowerment
- Victim to Survivor
- Incest Survivor
The professional staff at RISE gives confidential counseling to survivors, their families and their friends.
Police, Court and Emergency Room Advocacy
Trained volunteers are available to victims and their families to provide information and support through medical and legal processes.
Volunteers receive 30 hours of initial training on rape and sexual assault. The training allows them to anticipate victim reactions and to provide referral sources. Volunteers receive an additional 10 hours of in-service training each year.
RISE offers a variety of workshops and programs for students, educators, law enforcement personnel and human services professionals. The RISE staff conducts, upon request, workshops for schools, churches, civic and social groups.
RISE education programs are tailored to meet specific group needs and requests. Programs can include video clips, role playing, group discussion and interactive group participation.
RISE education programs address common myths, attitudes and stereotypes that can lead to sexual violence.
Workshops and programs can include:
- Healthy Relationships
- Sexual Harassment
- Date/Acquaintance Rape
- Sexual Assault
- Good Touch, Bad Touch, Confusing Touch
- Sexual Health
Education is the key to preventing sexual abuse!