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Upcoming Events

Community Conversations

Monday, November 18
6:30 PM

Join us on Monday, November 18, at 6:30 pm, as our Close to Home prevention program hosts Community Conversations. We want to hear your thoughts on how to make San Luis Obispo a safe place for everyone. Dinner will be provided. We will meet at the Downtown SLO Association at 1155 Chorro Street.

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 3

#GivingTuesday is December 3! Help us kick off our year-end fundraising by raising $4,500 for RISE services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence and their loved ones in SLO County this #GivingTuesday.

Click here to donate to RISE on #GivingTuesday

Please make a gift on this global day of giving and join your community in lifting up survivors and ensuring their access to robust services like counseling, 24-hour support line, legal services, and emergency shelter.

RISE Year-End Fundraising

Now - December 31

Since 1975, RISE has made it their mission to help survivors—our friends, neighbors, and loved ones in San Luis Obispo County—through essential services like counseling, 24-hour support line, legal services, emergency shelter, and prevention programming.

As the organization embarks on its 45th year, RISE is facing over $115,000 in cuts to state funding. Join your community in sustaining these vital services for survivors and families, and you can help ensure RISE services continue for another 45 years.

How you can help:

  1. Make a one-time donation (click here!)
  2. Join Friends of RISE, and become a monthly sustaining donor (click to learn more!)
  3. Become a RISE Ambassador, and start your own fundraiser (sign up on Facebook or, and see the toolkit for help getting started)

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.