Albert smiling and happy

Homeless No More

Albert a 60+ year old veteran had been homeless for most of his life after the Vietnam War. Coming from a small town where he had a history of legal and justice system involvement as well as alcohol issues severely limited his housing options and perpetuated his homelessness.

Pam at desk for the opening

We’re Open!

Today’s the day!  After months of planning, we are excited to open the Rising Up Day Center. The Day Center is only possible thanks to a generous partnership with the United Methodist Church and a countless number of volunteers. So what is the Day Center?  Well, as we have mentioned before, one of the biggest…

WOW! What a Start!

What a great year it has been for Rising Up!  We had a very successful inaugural season for our warming center, and from where we began a year ago, we have grown and seen successes we couldn’t have even imagined!  Today, as we move forward with plans to start a day center, we look back…

Rising Up

Many homeless people are caught in situations that lead to a vicious cycle that prevents them from rising up from homelessness. Situations can range from any combination of mental illness, addiction, serious health issues, legal troubles or just plain bad luck. Having the security of housing fulfills a critical step on the path to independent…

Getting Ready to Rise Up

We are so excited to begin helping the homeless in our community!  People are struggling, and we have come together to see what we can do to help alleviate homelessness in Morgan County. It is our strong desire to build a long reaching organization that will team with other local agencies to assist those that…