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About the program

The RISE (Reaching Independence through Support and Experience) Program is a community-based, Sanctuary® informed, specialized Independent-Living-Skills group home. RISE is approved to provide services to up to 2 individuals between the ages of 16 and 20 at the day of placement but can continue to provide services up to age 21 once admitted.

RISE is a program for youth who require individualized 2:1 supervision due to their history of struggling to succeed in other residential settings and/or other lower levels of care.  The program is designed to provide specialized Independent Living services and prepare the youth to either successfully live on their own as productive members of the community, or to return to their families better prepared to be a productive member of the family.

In this specialized setting, the youth have the opportunity to learn and practice their independent living skills.  Level based privileges allow the youth to practice skills and demonstrate responsibility and accountability in a community setting while supervised by program staff. 

Following a Casey Life Skills Assessment, individual service plans are developed with all residents – the process of planning begins at the time of referral and is continually updated throughout the resident’s placement.  The process of developing and achieving the goals on the plan is driven by the resident with the support of the program’s team members and all other providers involved in the resident’s life. 

Residents have access to treatment support and prevention services offered in collaboration with community providers.

Admission criteria

  • Referred adolescents must have the mental and physical ability to benefit from the assessment, milieu, and interventions offered.
  • Adolescents referred must be willing to participate in the independent living skill instruction process, participate in the age-appropriate curriculum, and be able to function in a structured, community-based setting. 
  • Those who are actively psychotic, have active suicidal ideation, or those who have a recent history of arson may not be appropriate for admission

Admission and the provision of services are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or sexual orientation.

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