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Redefining Independence, Safety, and Empowerment

RISE is a free education & empowerment program that covers topics on employment readiness, financial security, and community involvement, and provides participants with the tools and confidence to set goals, network with resources and fellow community members, and reach new milestones. This 9-week curriculum includes skill development on: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation 
  • Budgeting and long term financial planning 
  • Education on family law, civic engagement and education options 

Survivors of domestic violence often cite financial stability as the reason behind their decision to stay with or return to abusers. Because of this, RISE provides education and opportunity for participants to gain independence, safety, and empowerment to move forward. 

Recognizing that AWP's domestic violence clients face many hurdles, RISE provides meals, computers, and course materials during the 9-week program.

For more information on RISE, contact Community Educator, Rachele Daniels, at 215.343.9241, x114 or via email at RDaniels@awomansplace.org.

"My goal is to be self-sufficient. I'm a mom with children and I want to be able to provide for them and give them the life they deserve." - RISE Graduate