News And Events

Save the Date! Oct 28 — A Toast to Rise!

Please join us for a virtual fall fundraiser to celebrate our 15th anniversary and support our Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program! Stay tuned for details! 

Become a sponsor or host committee member today!

Kick Us Off With Your Love!

If Rise has touched your life and work, please share a message with us for our 15th anniversary! We would love to see some selfie videos from all the people and places we are missing in this pandemic – and the people and places around the country and the world … Read More

Rise Statement Opposing Proposed OCFS Host Homes Regulations

On January 29, 2020, OCFS posted proposed Host Homes regulations for public comment. The regulations would allow the organization Safe Families for Children (and other approved agencies) to operate overnight respite care in New York State. 

Expansion of voluntary, temporary respite options for vulnerable parents is something that Rise supports in concept. That said, we were alarmed in reviewing the regulations to see a picture of respite provision that is out of sync with parents’ self-identified needs. We oppose these regulations and ask OFCS not to approve them. Instead, we urge OCFS to develop a process to hear directly from parents, youth and community advocates to learn more about parents’ needs and develop a model that better meets them.

Resources for Parents Impacted by Coronavirus and Child Welfare

Compiled by Keyna Franklin, Rise Parent Leader

04/23/2020 – Virtual Visits in a Time of Uncertainty + Resources for Parents

04/08/2020 – Survival During Triggering Times – Resources for Parents

04/01/2020 – Info for Parents Impacted by COVID-19 + Child Welfare

05/07/2020 – New Rise TIPS for Coping with Video Visits