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Start by Believing

This page is currently under construction.

In the mean time visit the RISE Start By Believing Facebook page for more information about this important campaign.





To hear about the Start by Believing campaign in SLO County, listen to this interview with Associate Director, Jesse Torrey, and RISE volunteer and End Violence Against Women International employee, Kim Lonsway, with Seth Blackburn of American General Media Radio. 

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.