Our mission is to create innovative lasting temporary and permanent solutions to fight homelessness, hunger and poverty in our community.
What We Do
Rising Up is devoted to helping our homeless and hungry neighbors by empowering them, helping them transform their situations, and assisting them as they rebuild their lives. We have utilized innovative solutions to provide food and shelter to our homeless and hungry neighbors. Our programs include a Client Choice Food Pantry; a Warming Center that provides overnight shelter during the cold months; a Day Center where we provide meals and services to our homeless neighbors which are designed to help our homeless neighbors secure housing and move their lives forward in a positive direction.
Rising Up has been working on the issues of homelessness and hunger in our community since May 2015. The organization was born from the need to fill a large gap created when the only homeless shelter closed in January 2014. Since then, Rising Up has brought innovative solutions to the community to provide food and shelter to our homeless and hungry neighbors. Rising Up has a Client Choice Pantry; a Warming Center to provide shelter during the cold months; a Day Center to provide meals and services to our homeless neighbors during the day; along with programs designed to help our homeless neighbors secure housing and move their lives forward in a positive direction.
Board of Directors
Rising Up is fortunate to have an active board of directors. In a small community like Morgan County, it is difficult to find board members that are not already tapped out serving on other boards and committees. When seeking Board members, Rising Up has looked outside of the box, and has found people who have a heart for the mission and bring valuable connections throughout the community to the table. For the past year, the focus has been on getting Rising Up established, providing services and developing programs that benefit our neighbors and the community as a whole. In an effort to look to the future, Rising Up has received funding to conduct a formal board training and a strategic planning session so that the board can strategize on how best to move the organization forward and set some long-term goals that will help Rising Up grow and maximize the impact it is able to have on the community and our clients. It is important that the board looks beyond just tomorrow, and sets its sight on a long term future with a clearly defined strategic plan and goals to work towards.