The Rise Residential Program

The RISE (Residential Independence Self-Sufficiency and Education) residential program provides young adults who have aged out of the foster care system with a stable environment so they can pursue their education with full concentration.

The agency pays for all expenses and utilities so that our young people can focus on beginning to heal the trauma they have endured while in the foster care system and focus on their studies.

Residential Independence Self-Sufficiency and Education

While in the program our young people are also expected to work part-time and save a portion of their income so that they will have the funds to move out on their own after graduation.

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the RISE program must:

  • Be between 18 and 24.
  • Have had an open case with DCP&P at the age of 18 and were in out-of-home placement at 18.
  • Have an educational goal. This goal could be high school completion, GED, post-secondary certification, vocational training, county college, university, etc.
  • Be able to live safely independently in an apartment or house environment with roommates.

How long is the RISE program?

The RISE program is designed to be a 2-3 year program, but each young person is evaluated for the length of stay on a case-by-case basis.

What does the RISE program offer?

RISE provides housing, case management, employment support, educational support, mentorship, financial literacy, and light financial assistance to its participants.

For more information, please contact:

Allison Mirabelli
Program Director
Allison.Mirabelli@rootsandwingsnj.org

Please note: The RISE Program does have a waitlist.