Changing lives, one family at a time.

What We Believe

Whether it is economic, relational, mental or spiritual, poverty in all forms robs people of many things. It robs people of hope, joy and the ability to dream for a better future. We believe everyone is capable of rising above their circumstances if they have access to an encouraging support system. We seek to be this support system and help others defeat the most overwhelming obstacles that stand between them and their purpose. It is our desire to walk alongside others while encouraging them on their journey to achieving their dreams through our unique model, programming and support.

We believe journeying together is the foundation for hope, understanding, and change. We need every single person at the table contributing their gifts in order to make an impactful difference. You are welcome here regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, or marital status.

 

We're all valuable. We're all needed. You are welcome here.

Inclusion Statement

COMPASSION

Compassion means to bear with. The ultimate expression of compassion is to take action and journey with those who are broken or in need. Compassion is not simply a feeling or giving things away. Rather, it is listening, not judging, showing grace, educating, encouraging and walking with someone through their struggles. We will be compassionate by listening to others, by helping them develop a plan to overcome their struggle, and by supporting them in reaching their goal.

UNITE

By joining people, non-profits, businesses and churches together we will create a culture of diversity that values each other’s gifts. Through education and removing barriers of misunderstanding across cultures, we hope to bring together people from all walks of life. We will unite others by creating a platform for people to engage, learn, grow and use their gifts to develop a stronger community.

EQUIP

The gap between the underprivileged and the affluent is often a result of the lack of opportunities or accessible resources. It is our plan to bridge that gap. This means that we will provide affordable and attainable resources. Our goal is to support growth to self-sufficiency, not simply a handout. We will equip others with the tools needed to carry out their plan and move from surviving to thriving in order to build a better life for themselves. 

ADVOCATE

We will advocate for the vulnerable. In order to break the cycle of poverty and dysfunction we must defend and speak on behalf of the forgotten until they are in a position to advocate for themselves. Every person deserves to be safe, to be healthy and to have access to resources that allow them to thrive. We will advocate for others by listening to their needs and standing with them to raise awareness in order to create change. 

Our Values

Our Partners

Tel: 616-498-1429

Email: Shana@risecommunitycenter.org

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