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School-based Education

RISE provides kindergarten through college school-based education as well as community education about sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and related topics.


Presentation materials are developed in an age-appropriate manner and can be tailored to the needs of the school or organization. Presentations are currently free of cost and scheduled based on availability. Donations are much appreciated, but not required.

For more information on education services or to request a presentation, please email the Education Services Department or call the office at 805-226-5400.


RISE runs a program called Close to Home (C2H). Utilizing support and resources from California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), C2H is a primary prevention program, built on evidence-based health models, that addresses sexual and intimate partner violence in communities. RISE’s C2H programming is currently focused in Atascadero High School (AHS) where RISE and AHS are collaborative partners in the implementation of C2H on campus. C2H uses community mobilization in conjunction with primary prevention strategies in a four-phase program cycle to bring communities tangible solutions to violence. For more information on Close to Home check out the Close to Home website


Click here to sponsor a child!

Every summer RISE sponsors 12 local children, ages 7-11, to attend Camp HOPE at Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande. Camp HOPE America, a program of Alliance for HOPE International, exists to instill hope in and change the destinies of children who have been exposed to domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. Campers participate in numerous activities including, zip lining, ropes courses, water tubing, arts and crafts, swimming and fishing. Campers learn to find hope in the face of adversity and are reminded daily that they are safe, seen, encouraged, and loved.

For more information on Camp Hope America - California, SLO County, visit our Camp Hope Facebook page.

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.