Resources to Initiate Successful Employment

Location

2024 Third Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

1010 S. Second St.
Renton, WA 98057
United States

Hours

No Hours Available.
RISE is an employment and job training program to assist recipients of Basic Food benefits with securing work and becoming self-sufficient.

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.

Eligibility & Enrollment

Participants should fit into one of the following populations:

  • Unemployed 12-months or longer
  • Experiencing homelessness
  • English language learners
  • Veterans
  • 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. 

    Services Offered

    Job Training

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