Who We Are
The RISE Program (Reintegration Initiative for Safety and Empowerment) was started by the Linn County Recidivism Committee
RISE was added in early 2015 to the umbrella of Fresh Start Ministries as the mission and vision for both worked well together.
RISE is a secular program which helps guide newly released incarcerated persons toward a bright future by connecting participants with resources and services post-release.
Things such as finding a job, housing, and transportation can be hard to find. With no outside support. RISE offers a welcoming, nonjudgmental place for ex-offenders to come and find the help they need.
Who Qualifies for this PrograM?
“RISE offers an opportunity for anyone wanting to make positive changes in their lives to connect with available local resources for housing, employment, transportation, social services, and other basic human needs.”
Rise program provides resources and support to people newly released from incarceration
RISE Program at First Presbyterian Church
Open Tuesday & Thursday
10am to Noon
RISE Wenzel Program at Correctional Services Complex
Open Monday through Fridays 9am to Noon
Tuesday & Thursday 6pm to 8pm
Saturdays 10 am to Noon for Bike Program only
This is a Voluntary Program
The process starts with a simple application
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Help Us Change Lives!
The RISE Program accepts new and gently used clothing and shoes for both men and women
In addition, house items are accepted, especially the following items:
- Small tents
- Bar soap
- Shampoo & conditioner
- Shaving Cream