RYSE, which stands for Rehousing Youth for Success in Education, is an initiative that works with local schools to identify homeless children and put their family on the pathway to self-sufficiency.

Every day in our valley, more than 600 students leave school unsure of where they’ll lay their head that night. While support is available for some, approximately 80% of these children and their families are not eligible for existing support because they fall through a crack in the system…they aren’t living on the streets. Their instability is hidden, as they find temporary shelter in motels or often move from one home to another as reluctant houseguests in need a place of their own.

Each homeless family is quickly transitioned into stable housing while case managers work to address the underlying challenges that prevent the family from attaining self-sufficiency, such as: employment training, food assistance, academic support, financial education, and other crisis interventions. For more information click here.