Core Services

RISE offers five core services for people with disabilities in Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange counties.

Eligibility: Our services are provided, at no cost, to persons residing in Jefferson, Orange, or Hardin counties, self-identifying as a person with a disability. A determination is made by RISE Center to make sure our services will contribute to a person’s successful independent  living.

ADVOCACY

Our Center provides consumers with information and assistance to access support service systems. In addition, RISE promotes public policies that protect consumer rights, promotes independence, and respects consumer choice.

INFORMATION & REFERRAL

The staff at RISE offers information and referral over the telephone or by appointment to people with disabilities, family members, businesses, professionals and the general public up-to-date information on community resources and services that are available.

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PEER SUPPORT

RISE offers a support structure to people with disabilities by people with disabilities. Peer support is offered to individuals and groups. Peers provide information, share their personal experience, listen, encourage, and help other solve problems.

INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS TRAINING

Our Independent Living Specialists help consumers learn what is needed to live more independently. Consumers learn new ways to take control over their lives through skill development and increased knowledge. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, decision-making, and socialization skills. Areas addressed are selected by the consumer and may include learning about community resources, self-advocacy, and managing a household or personal assistant.

RELOCATION SERVICES WITH HOME BY CHOICE

Our Center facilitates transition from nursing home and other institutions to home and community based residences. In addition, we provide assistance to those at risk of entering institutions.

YOUTH TRANSITION SERVICES

Here at RISE, we work with parents, schools, and students to help smoothly facilitate transition of youth to post-secondary life.