Rise Assist (Community Support Organisation of Rise Church Inc.)
What does this organisation do?
Since commencement in 2000, Rise Assist (then NE Care) has undertaken various community support programs. Today, Rise Assist is divided into Rise Global Assist (education support of poor children in Cambodia & more) and Rise Community Assist. Current Rise Community Assist support activities include:
1. Formalising a Community Shed / Men’s Shed project in 2016, and commencing ‘Mech Connect’ monthly outdoor workshops. Council shed approvals were completed in October. Strong community support has been found in the Northgate Oakden Residents Association and local PAE Councillor Mark Basham, as there is a genuine need for such a facility in postcode 5085. We have also received membership from the Australian Men's Shed Association; AMSA101294. Collaboration in programming is also planned with local community support organisations. To date, Helping Hand and Teen Challenge have expressed interest.
Other Rise Community Assist activities include: 2. Emergency food relief; 3. Legal advocacy; 4. Work for the Dole programs; 5. Volunteering and Community service opportunities; 6. Counselling services
Young people disengaged from education and work
We all want the best for our children and young people but the evidence suggests that if young people are not engaged with work or education their future wellbeing is in jeopardy. They are more likely to experience social and economic disadvantage, poorer physical and mental health and be at risk of social exclusion in the short and longer term.
People Experiencing Social Isolation
It is important for our wellbeing to have strong and meaningful social connections with our community. Members of our community that do not have these connections can be socially isolated. Social isolation can result in poor mental and physical health.