RISEBRIDGE is a community based orgnization purposed to provide safe, acessible and culturally anchored supports to advance the mental health, resiliency and wellbeing of vulnerable and margnilzed populations in the Mid-Island area.
We are a strong, united voice committed to taking action toward equity and allyship; empowering community through connection and community events ,while focusing on addressing the root causes of social injustice and service gaps at our local level.
Our mandate is to provide active advocacy and empowerment programming for BIPoC and other vulnerable members in our community. We offer services to assist those in need, trauma-informed and culturally rooted programming, peer mentorship opportunities, system navigation assistance, and a safe space for community connection under a decolonized framework.
Our weekly programs include drop-in spaces, workshops, and empowerment opportunities for pre/post natal, youth, elders, parenting, men/women, and LGBTQIA2S+. Our services consist of resource connection, mental-health check-ins, elder support, restorative justice and afrocentric healing circles, 16 step and SMRT recovery programs, literacy support, hair/art workshops, and more. We are proud to be hosting monthly community events including art in the park, sexual education workshops, gardening programs, sports games, and multicultural concerts/festivals to aid in building bridges and adding vibrancy to our community.