RISE gets $5,000 grant, money will help survivors of sexual assault become more self-sufficient

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 15:35:18-05

RISE received a $5,000 grant that the non-profit said will be used to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence overcome barriers and become more self-sufficient.

The grant is from the Opportunity to Thrive Grant Program and the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County.

The non-profit said the purpose of the grant is to help people in transition strive to become more self-sufficient and sustainable.

“RISE clients are able to utilize funds from the Opportunity to Thrive Grant to provide life-changing support such as tuition for school, clothing for work, and car repairs,” RISE Executive Director Jennifer Adams said.

RISE has a case management program which focuses on helping survivors heal from the trauma, become more self-sufficient and independent and live violence-free lives in the community.

Every year the Community Foundation up to $3 million in grants and scholarships, about 90 percent of the grant funding stays locally in San Luis Obispo County.