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From Green to Blue for Autism Awareness Month

Rise went from green to blue for Autism Awareness Month. For this month, we’re highlighting some of our parents’ experiences raising children with autism. With the Rise & Shine program currently in session, the participants are honing their writing and public speaking skills every Wednesday and Thursday. Click here for “Spectrum of Love,” a poem by one of our new parents, Ariana. 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disability that can effect how one behaves, learns, and interacts … Read More

Rise Supports Black Maternal Health!

April 11-17 is recognized as Black Maternal Health Week. Across socioeconomic statuses, Black mothers have the highest maternal and infant mortality rate. With the increased restrictions on access to abortion and the criminalization of pregnancy loss, it’s more imperative now than ever, that we continue sounding the alarm on this crisis. Did you know that 4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths are preventable? (Source: Health Resources & Service Administration, the Maternal & Child Health Bureau).

Achieving … Read More

Melissa Landrau, Senior Parent Leader

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.

New Resource Alert: Little Creek Recovery

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:

Rise Communications Program Report

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

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