Rising Up provides hope, care and compassion; letting our homeless neighbors know that there is a place they can go, a place where people really do care about them. In our first warming season, which began in January 2016, the Warming Center, provided overnight shelter to 37 individuals, keeping them in from the dangerous cold during the overnight hours. Shelter was provided for a total of 302 nights, ranging individually from 1 to 78 nights per stay.
Urgent Services Provided
The Rising Up Day Center has provided the solution to this challenge. The Day Center serves as a place for our homeless neighbors to come and get help in a safe environment where they know there are people who care about them and want to help them succeed. In addition to this assistance, Rising Up shares breakfast and lunch with our neighbors. We started by opening the Day Center 2-days a week, and on September 1, were able to increase to 3-days a week.
The Warming Center is a place that our homeless neighbors can come to get out of the dangerous cold. One of the biggest services Rising Up is able to offer is connecting the dots to existing programs and agencies that are able to provide assistance with housing, jobs and healthcare.
Warming Center Schedule is Seasonal:
Rising Up staff and volunteers are able to develop relationships with our homeless neighbors which helps alleviate fears, and opens doors to a trusting relationship. Once that is established, Rising Up is able to better lead neighbors through processes of filling out paperwork, setting up appointments and being personally accountable for making progress in their lives.
-Opening Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am. - 4:00 pm.
-Breakfast and lunch
-No Drugs or Alcohol