Rise News

Rise Accepting Applications for the Board of Directors
Tue, Jan 16, 2024

Rise has several openings for positions on our 2024-2025 Board of Directors.  Becoming involved with the Board is a great way to serve our community and use your time and skills to make a difference in the lives of local families affected by domestic violence...

Rise Accepting Applications for Board of Directors
Tue, Jan 3, 2023

Rise has several openings for positions on our 2023-2024 board of directors...

Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Fri, Jun 24, 2022

Abortion services are essential healthcare and equal access is vital to social and economic participation, reproductive autonomy, and self-determination.  Restrictions disproportionately harm Black and brown people, LGBTQ people, low income people, and domestic violence survivors...

2020 Annual Report
Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Click Here to view our 2020 annual report.

New Slate of Officers Announced
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

The Rise Board of Directors recently approved its April 2021 - March 2022 slate of officers.  The officers were voted in at the annual meeting, held on March 11th.  The Executive Committee is...

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the CPS/DV Project
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

This year marks 20 years since the launch of Rise's CPS/DV project! The goal of this program is to provide intervention for families affected by domestic violence through collaboration with case workers at various departments...

Rise Accepting Applications for the Board of Directors
Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Rise has several openings for positions on our Board of Directors, which provides financial and programmatic oversight to the organization and its shelter, advocacy, counseling, legal and community education programming...

Online Chat: A New Way to Connect with Our Advocates
Tue, Jun 9, 2020

 Rise is excited to announce our new online chat service, which is a new way for victims to reach out for assistance.  

Rise Stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement
Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Rise stands with our community, nation and world in mourning George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others.  We are outraged by these senseless deaths and demand real change.  Our vision of a violence-free future for all families cannot be accomplished without addressing and dismantling racism in all systems of oppression, starting with our criminal justice system...

Rise Hires New Social Worker
Wed, Jun 3, 2020

...We are excited to introduce our new Social Worker, Machella Raymond. Machella grew up in Broome County and recently graduated with her MSW from Binghamton University. She interned at Lourdes Center for Mental Health and ACCORD. After one and a half weeks of training and working alongside Carrie, Machella will take over as Rise's Social Worker on June 4th, 2020.  Welcome to the team, Machella!

Rise's Response to COVID-19
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

As an essential entity, Rise continues to provide comprehensive domestic violence services during New York State on PAUSE. Our shelter is fully operational and measures have been put in place to keep both residents and staff safe...

New Officers for Board of Directors Announced
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The Rise Board of Directors recently approved its April 2020 - March 2021 slate of officers.  The officers were voted in at the annual meeting, held on March 12th.

Courtney Ignarri will continue as President of the Board of Directors.  This will be her second year in the position.  Dr. Ignarri is employed as a Graduate Affairs Coordinator at Binghamton University.

The incoming Vice President is Kristopher Bryson, a Financial Analyst at UHS.  Mr. Bryson previously served as Board Treasurer...

Rise's Statement on Bail Reform
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Criminal justice reform was sorely needed in New York State and bail reform was an attempt to address an unjust system that disadvantaged people who are low income and of color.  However, we believe that this new bail reform law goes too far to the extreme and we have serious concerns for the safety of domestic violence victims.

Rise and Johnson City Police Department Announce New Domestic Violence Advocacy Service
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

The Johnson City Police Department and Rise are pleased to announce a new three-year program to commence in mid-October of 2019.  The Johnson City Police Department recently received a federal Office of Justice Programs/Office of Victims of Crime grant to provide an advocate to work with domestic violence victims.  Johnson City was one of only 80 law enforcement ag

Rise Offers New Attorney Services
Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Rise is excited to announce the addition of a full-time attorney on staff who will provide legal representation to survivors on a range of issues, including family offense, child support and custody.

Rise Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Mon, Jan 14, 2019

In October of 1979, the SOS Shelter first opened its doors to a waiting list of women and children seeking services.  In the beginning the shelter was only able to accommodate up to 13 individuals and provided very basic services.  Over the years the agency has expanded to offer comprehensive domestic violence services to fit the varied needs of the victims served. 

Rise Hosts Training with Pace Women's Justice Center
Wed, Oct 24, 2018

On October 23, Rise hosted a free training for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in collaboration with the Pace Women's Justice Center...

Hotline 101: What to Expect When Calling Our 24-hour Crisis Line
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Calling a hotline can be an intimidating process, especially when disclosing abuse you've experienced to a stranger.  In this post, one of our Crisis Intervention Counselors, Elizabeth, explains what a caller can expect when calling our 24-hour hotline.

Thomas Richards to Retire from Rise Management
Thu, Jul 5, 2018

The Rise staff and Board of Directors thank Thomas Richards for his years of dedication to the agency and wish him a happy and restful retirement.  We also offer congratulations to Rebecca Staudt, who will be succeeding him as Manager of Advocacy Services.

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