WELCOME to the home page for the RISE Program, an organization created to help those recently released from the Linn Area County Correctional Facility.  Our message to those in transition is simple;

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  • The RISE Program can help you reach for a better tomorrow.
  • Transitioning back into the community can be overwhelming.  Things like finding a job, housing, food, and transportation can be hard on your own.
  • The RISE Program helps guide you toward a brighter future by connecting you with resources and services post-release.

Celebrating Success

We regularly celebrate the success of our participants here on the website.  In a recent blog post, RISE Program Coordinator tells the story of Ricardo; how his path led to RISE and the new life he has now found.  Check back often for more stories.


Learn More About Our Program

You can learn more about our organization by visiting our About Us page or by Contacting us.  Simply put, we seek to contact inmates while they are still in the jail, have them complete an application, and then work with them toward empowered independent living upon their release.



Begins at Linn County Jail



Continues during incarceration



Provides ongoing support after release