vision & mission & objectives

A local community of resilient individuals, youth, families & friends empowered to succeed in our communities, families, schooling and/or Recovery Journey (mental health / trauma / addiction.)
To provide meetings, programs, resource connection and case management assistance that empower individuals, youth, families & friends to successfully navigate community assistance organizations as well as recovery, mental health & wellness, parenting and educational resources. RISE is located in the mountain community of Sylva, Jackson County, NC and seeks to both learn from and enhance traditional Appalachian resiliency.
To advocate for, learn from and empower individuals, youth, families & friends, especially those whose lives have been disrupted by personal or family substance/alcohol use, trauma, mental health disorders, involvement with the justice system, poverty or Covid related issues.

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