Covid-19 Update

RISE has set up a 24/7 phone line to help connect Limited English Speakers to a live person who speaks their language.

RISE Emergency Phone Number: (315)214-4480 and follow prompts for language needed.

Currently have the following languages: 

English | Nepali | French | Swahili | Lingala | Somali

Kizigua | Karen | Burmese | Kinyarwandan | Kirundi | Arabic 

Please visit our Facebook page for live updates!

To learn more about Covid-19 please click the bottom below!

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The mission of Refugee and Immigrant Self- Empowerment (RISE) is to advocate and promote self-sufficiency through employment, education, social support, and economic independence for members of the refugee and immigrant communities in Onondaga County, NY.

Here at Refugee and Immigrants Self Empowerment, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our clients.


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