The Rise shelter (then known as SOS Shelter) has served our community since 1979 and was one of the first domestic violence shelters in New York State.
The shelter is at a confidential location to protect the safety and privacy of those fleeing domestic violence. We accept survivors of all gender identities and their children and are committed to ensuring our services are accessible and inclusive to all.
Each family has their own private bedroom and bathroom in our shelter. Residents share communal kitchen and dining areas, living room and recreational space.
We can provide transportation to get new residents to the shelter and to their appointments during their stays. Residents are provided with food and participate in meal preparation. We provide personal care products and toiletries, clothing for those who weren’t able to bring much with them, and formula and diapers for infants and toddlers. School-age children can attend school while at the shelter. We even have a part-time educational support specialist who helps students with remote learning.
We accept service animals but unfortunately cannot provide housing for pets. We can make arrangements to have pets temporarily housed at one of our partner animal shelters while their owner is in our shelter. The animal shelters provide all food and medical care and encourage you to visit your pet throughout their stay.
The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day—so there is always someone to talk to. Whether it’s talking at the kitchen table, one-to-one counseling, or group counseling the staff is there to help with needs of residents. We’ll listen and help figure out what the options are.
For shelter admission, call our 24-hour hotline: 607.754.4340. Click here to learn what to expect when calling our hotline.