Resource to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE) Program

The RISE program offers assistance to those on Basic Food (SNAP Food Benefits) in obtaining employment at a livable wage through services providing case management, job experience, and employment and training assistance.

What can we help with?

  • Identifying your career interests and helping you set short term and long term goals
  • Support services you may need to help you find and maintain employment
  • Job searching and interviewing techniques 
  • How to approach employers with sensitive topics
  • Job experience opportunities
  • Securing childcare
  • Assisting you in resolving barriers you may have that are keeping you from having stable employment (transportation, clothing for interviews, housing, mental health, etc.)
  • Assisting you with the process to complete a vocational education program or to complete your GED

How does the RISE program Work?

RISE will enhance the current BFET 9Basic Food Employment & Training) program by adding a standardized approach to Comprehensive Case Management (CCM), Work-Based Learning (WBL), and Strategies for Success (SFS). 

CCM includes coaching, navigation and providing or referring participants to other services as needed.

WBL can include unsubsidized and subsidized employment, pre-apprenticeships, work-study, internships, career exploration and development of a career pathway, and the integration of vocational skills and employability skills with on-the-job-training, community jobs, transitional jobs, and employer engagement. 

SFS are instructor led discussions which could include topics such as balancing work and life stress management, problem solving, and critical thinking, which assist with enabling individual’s to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.  These additional services will assist clients in barrier resolution and gaining experience needed to become self-sufficient. 

Eligibility requirements do apply, so please contact us today to find out more!

King County – 425.793.5746

Pierce County – 253.864.3678

Spokane County – 509.227.2266

Hear from the participants:

Watch and listen as two participants in the RISE program discuss their experiences:

Not all participants will be selected to receive RISE services; however, will receive E&T services through the national E&T model (BFET). If selected to participate, you must agree to be the subject of a research study. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Funding for this project was provided by United States Department of Agriculture.