Resources to Initiate Successful Employment
Resources to Initiatie Successful Employment (RISE) is a pilot program that provides individual coaching to assist participants in addressing life barriers and seeking gainful employment.
RISE program participants will receive:
- Comprehensive case management to meet individualize needs for successful employment
- Assistance identifying strengths, setting goals, identifying challenges, and navigating systems
- Job training, placement support, and career guidance
- Coordination of wrap-around support services and resources
- Work-based learning opportunities
Work-based learning opportunities may include:
- Unsubsidized and subsidized employment
- Work study and internships
- Career exploration and development of a career pathway
- Integration of vocational skills and employability skills with on-the-job training
RISE research study
RISE is part of a national research study on employment and training. If selected to participate, you must agree to be a subject of this study. Not all participants will be selected to receive RISE services but will receive services through the national Basic Food, Employment & Training (BFET) model.
This is a pilot program run by DSHS and partner agencies in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima counties, including YWCA. For a list of agencies offering RISE outside of King County, please refer to the Rise Provider List.
Participants should fit into one of the following populations:
- Unemployed 12-months or longer
- Experiencing homelessness
- English language learners
- Non-custodial parents who owe back child support
RISE services are eligible to people who meet the following conditions:
- Receive SNAP (Basic Food) benefits from DSHS
- Live in King County
- Are experiencing barriers to employment
- Fits at least one of the target populations listed above
- Does not receive benefits from TANF, SSI, SSDI, GAU, or GAX
To enroll in RISE, please call or email one of the contacts listed above.