The nonprofit, Joni & Friends, delivered wheelchairs to RISE Center for individuals who lost or received damage to wheelchairs because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Joni & Friends “Wheels for the World” program provides wheelchairs worldwide to those with mobility related disabilities. Wheelchairs are provided on a first come first serve basis by calling RISE Center… Read More RISE Center Joins Joni & Friends to Provide Wheelchairs to Southeast Texans Affected by Hurricane Harvey
In the wake of hurricane Harvey, RISE has found a way to combat the devastation brought on by the widespread destruction that the hurricane left behind. Please visit our donation page and contribute for the many victims in our community that are left with out homes and vital necessities: RISE CENTER for Independent Living RESPONDING… Read More RISE CENTER for Independent Living RESPONDING TO Hurricane Harvey (TX/LA)
Our community needs your help! Any amount you can give will help individuals with disabilities and seniors in our community recover from flooding and damage they received from this unprecedented storm. Because of the extent of the storm’s devastation, no amount is too small!
Due to the flooding effects of #hurricaneharvey, RISE will be closed until Tuesday, September 5, 2017. RISE will re-evaluate flooding situations and determine further closures on Wednesday. If you need emergent assistance during that time, you can call 211 for informative purposes and 911 for emergencies. It is our sincere hope that you are safe… Read More RISE Closure
The Texas Talking Book Program Shares their Latest News: Director’s Report Impact of President Trump’s proposed budget: On March 13, 2017, President Donald J. Trump released his preliminary federal budget for fiscal year 2018. Among the agencies slated for complete elimination is the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is an independent federal… Read More How Important are Books to You?
RISE Center will be closed, Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of the Easter holiday. The center will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Lamar University hosted an Access Transition Fair on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Transition Fair is designed to educate students with disabilities that are transitioning from high school, to post-secondary education. The turn-out exceeded expectations and RISE, as always, was more than thrilled to take part! Check out all the fun! RISE looks forward to… Read More RISE Center Participates in Lamar Access Transition Fair