RISE Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

November 22, 2017

Local sexual assault survivors tell their stories

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — RISE is proud to announce the launch of its latest campaign featuring the stories of sexual assault survivors from San Luis Obispo County and the positive impact RISE has had in their lives. The campaign highlights the real-life experiences of survivors in the community and the services RISE provides to support them, with the goal of raising awareness as well as $40,000 by December 31, 2017.

“We are so grateful to our three survivors – Ronnie, Patrice, and Zyanya – for their willingness to share their stories and speak directly to the need for our services,” says Executive Director Jennifer Adams. “It is the boundless support of our community that lifts up survivors and ensures their access to much needed RISE services.”

In addition to the featured survivor stories, community members are also invited to share their own stories and create personalized fundraising webpages. All fundraising supports RISE programs for survivors of sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence, including counseling, 24-hour support line, legal services, emergency shelter, accompaniment, advocacy, and prevention education.

To hear the survivor stories, support RISE’s fundraising efforts, and learn more, please visit www.RISEslo.org. Donations will be matched up to $10,000 thanks to the generosity of long-time RISE supporters Lance and Nina Holt.

ABOUT RISE: RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to transform the lives of sexual and intimate partner violence survivors, their families and the community through services and education that promote safety, healing and empowerment. RISE provides the following programs:  24-hour crisis line, case management, restraining order assistance, accompaniment and advocacy, two emergency shelters, individual and group counseling, and prevention education.

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