The Drew Lewis Foundation (DLF) started piloting the RISE (Reaching Independence through Support and Education) program in 2016. As the program developed and the impact became apparent at the Fairbanks Community Hub in the Grant Beach neighborhood of Springfield, Missouri, the DLF team knew the program could grow and affect additional locations. The focus started in rural areas in Southwest Missouri, with the first Expansion location in Aurora, Missouri. As RISE continued to grow at the Fairbanks, it advanced throughout Missouri. There are twelve active RISE locations in Southwest Missouri, Southeast Missouri, and Southern Colorado, and it is quickly continuing to expand.
Springfield Dream Center
Phone: (417) 720-1065
Direct: (417) 605-3862
Phone: (573) 729-8163
Phone: (417) 229-2094
Facebook: Project RISE Aurora
Facebook: Project RISE Monett
Phone: (417) 592-2548
Ash Grove, MO
Harmony House - Springfield, MO
Cape Girardeau, MO
American Indian Center - Springfield, MO
Phone: (417) 599-9061
People of Culture - Springfield, MO
Ps Rob Reyes
Are you interested in joining the RISE program but are not located near the Fairbanks or in Springfield, Missouri? Maybe one of these locations would be a fit!
Bring RISE to Your Community
Do you notice a need in your community for people that are merely surviving and need the support and resources to begin to thrive? The RISE model addresses root issues keeping people living paycheck to paycheck and works toward developing strategies to overcome these challenges and sustain long-term change. The program empowers people and offers support as they strive to flourish. The RISE model hinges on long-term programmatic involvement (1+ year(s) working with members), considering the unique situations and needs each person is experiencing, and encouraging participants to choose their own goals and paths toward success. Over 60 weeks of curriculum has been developed with supplementary content for trainers and facilitators.
Implementing RISE in your community is possible! Gathering community support, getting your team trained in RISE, and recruiting participants are the basics of getting started. Let the Drew Lewis Foundation RISE Expansion staff know if you are ready to explore this opportunity.