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Community Education and Training


RISE provides community/school-based education and training 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 Prevention Education 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 and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Close to Home is a primary prevention program built on evidence-based health models that addresses sexual and intimate partner violence in communities. Close to Home 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, visit the Close to Home website.

Check out a recap of the past six months of Close to Home!


Click here to sponsor a child!

Every summer since 2015 RISE has sponsored 12 local children, ages 7-11, to attend Camp HOPE America 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.

Professional/Community Trainings


RISE provides trainings to those in the community that may encounter victims of sexual assault/abuse or intimate partner violence as a part of their workplace. Information is provided on what to do if someone discloses abuse/assaults, how to report to law enforcement, services provided by RISE, and how to support a survivor. Any agency, business or organization can contact the office for a customized training. For more information, contact the office at 805-226-5400.


RISE provides sexual harassment training to companies or organizations with the goal of creating a safer and healthier work environment. While similar in content, our trainings are NOT able to meet AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Training requirements. Topics covered include: types of sexual harassment, laws relating to sexual harassment, prevention of sexual harassment, and healthy relationships. For more information, contact the office at 805-226-5400.

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.