We measure our impact by Lives Changed in the communities we serve
The first time I met with [my case manager], it was a gift that awaited me
Owen and Ralquan
Never give up
You can't give up, because it's worth it. You are worth it. Having an education is worth it.
Having an education is worth it
I’m a loser. A victim of the system. A Welfare- NYC Housing Hispanic kid- father in and out of jail - food stamp baby-roaches and rats living- no future having, loser.
My Voice Theatre, my first true family
I am very happy and very grateful
Assisting a person who herself assisted so many
From the time I was in elementary school until today, RiseBoro's programs have helped prepare me for college.
My Name is Adans
The staff members are my mentors
"what made it great is that they didn't quit on me. They wouldn't let me quit
The stress of doing everything for myself was taking its toll on my health. Having a Home Health Aide has changed everything!
A home health aide changed everything
. When you think you're out of luck, but you keep searching, there's a light at the end of the tunnel
I want to pass on knowledge, not keep it hidden
I would say without any hesitation that [working with RiseBoro] was critical in terms of the timing and the type of help I received. It allowed me to clear my mind and get reestablished and redirected, which is really difficult when you're homeless and constantly thinking about 'Where am I going to sleep?
Coming here gave me a sense of relief, knowing that people care
.' The program made me not use the word 'can't', it made me believe that I can do anything that I put my heart to
They're very kind people and the help is there, you just have to want it
I looked in the mirror, and I didn't like what I saw
if it wasn't for these programs, I would have been back to square one: out on the street, with no shelter for my kids, and nowhere that I could rest my head and feel safe
The Ortiz Family
The Ortiz Family
Cynthia, my case manager was easy to talk to. She listened to me. She respected me.
It has helped us stay physically and mentally active and more importantly to stay more socially connected.