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 RISE young adults live in the community, work part-time, and participate in their chosen educational programs.
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 two-year program, but clients are 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:
PLEASE NOTE: THE RISE PROGRAM DOES HAVE A WAITLIST.