A letter from Charles H

The following text is from a letter sent to us by a RISE Program participant. We are grateful for this letter, and wanted to share the good news with you.

My Name is Charles;

After being sent to a correction facility, I was introduced to the RISE Program.

Because of the RISE Program, I am now working. They have set me up with a bus pass to get back and forth, clothes to work in. All this on very short notice after leaving prison. I didn’t have steel boots I needed for work, so they were provided the next day (my boot size is “13”). Not having my size in stock, the program went out that night and got me new ones.

I think the RISE Program and all their volunteers in helping me to obtain the means to go to work.

Thanks you,


Click Here to read the letter in Charles’ handwriting.