The tagline of RISE - Respect. Inspire. Support. Empower. - embodies the work of RISE. We believe that RESPECT is the cornerstone to ending violence and creating peace. We strive to INSPIRE the community to be active in the movement to end gender-based violence. We SUPPORT loved ones of those affected by sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence and we EMPOWER victims to heal from trauma and transform their lives.
Our Mission: Transform the lives of sexual and intimate partner violence survivors, their families and the community through services and education that promote safety, healing and empowerment.
Our Vision: A world free of sexual and intimate partner violence.
Other Requirements: - California state certification as an Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor in accordance with California Penal Code. (Certification is contingent on satisfactory completion of training requirements with Volunteer Manager’s approval.) - Reliable transportation (mainly for transport to accompaniments; volunteers rarely transport clients).- Valid California driver’s license. - Proof of current automobile insurance. - Cell phone or landline phone. - 18 years old by the time of first crisis shift.- Successful completion of a fingerprint background check.