Melissa has been with Rise since 2014. She started as an impacted parent in our Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program and now helps facilitate it as a Senior Parent Leader. She is an advocate for parents and works to elevate the voices of those impacted by the child welfare system.
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Little Creek Recovery is an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center located in Pennsylvania. Their main goal is their patients’ long-term sobriety and health. With a multitude of treatment programs, they offer support and resources necessary to maintain a healthy and addiction-free lifestyle.
For more information, you can visit their website: littlecreekrecovery.org.
Through our online magazine, publications, website, newsletter and social media platforms (@readrisemag), the Rise Communications Program shares stories by and for parents, provides information and resources, raises awareness of the harms of the family policing system, highlights community-led solutions and offers ways to get involved. The Rise Communications Team facilitates writing and public speaking workshops for parents impacted by ACS through our Rise & Shine Program, conducts community outreach, supports the Rise team with preparing for presentations and provides internal coordination, logistics … Read More
On August 3, 1990, November was declared Native American Heritage Month, acknowledging the original inhabitants of the American land. But it didn’t start there – in 1976, Cherokee American, Jerry C. Elliott (High Eagle), a physicist known for his contributions as the lead retro fire officer (flight control) of the Apollo 13, authored congressional legislation for Native American Awareness Week from October 10th to 16th. The first of its kind, it was signed into law … Read More
Never Can Say Goodbye is a film about self-determination and the trauma of the child welfare system. After the main character, Shayna, gets in trouble with the law, she is forcibly separated from her children and loses her parental rights without so much as saying a simple goodbye. Rise staff, Keyna, Shamara, and Paige, served as supporting extras in the movie and shared personal experiences. You can watch the trailer here.
The Indomitable Podcast by … Read More