Rise News

Opening Ceremony Held for Rise's Shelter Reading Room
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Rise is very fortunate to have a valuable resource that few other domestic violence shelters have- a reading room.  This beautiful space, covered in murals of sea and savannah animals, is a relaxing place for children, especially those who may be anxious and fearful as a result of trauma.  This space is meant to promote bonding through parents and children reading together and encourage literacy. 


New Officers for Board of Directors Announced
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

During Rise's annual meeting, the new slate of officers for the Board of Directors was announced.  Barbara Newcomb, previously the Vice President, will be the new President of the Board of Directors.  Newcomb retired last year from her position as a Senior Clinical Social Worker at Lourdes Center for Mental Health.  Courtney Ignarri will be the new Vice President.  Ignarri works in administrative coordination of graduate affairs at Binghamton University...


A Staff Member and Nonprofit Organization Growing Together: Carrie's 20 Year Work Anniversary
Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Carrie started at Rise in 1998 and has grown right along with our nearly 40-year-old nonprofit organization. 


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week:
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

With Thanksgiving soon to be upon us, a time spent counting ones blessings, it seems a poignant time to acknowledge the issue of homelessness in our community.  November 11-19 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a week of action raising awareness for this vital issue.  For women and children, homelessness and domestic violence are often interconnected.


Rise Receives $10,000 from Senator Akshar for Family Court Advocacy
Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Senator Akshar commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month by allocating funding through the Department of Criminal Justice Services for Rise-NY.  Rise received $10,000 to support the work of two advocates at Broome County Family Court. 


New Reading Room at Rise Domestic Violence Shelter
Fri, Nov 3, 2017

A love for reading is beneficial for all children, but studies indicate that it may be especially helpful for children who've experienced domestic violence.  In October 2017, construction began on a new children's reading room at Rise's domestic violence shelter.  This was made possible by a grant from the Roger Kresge Foundation.


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What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv