In 2021, RISE provided…
Hours supporting families in the Early Childhood Initiative program
Graduates from ParentChild+ graduated ready for school success
Hours supporting families in the Welcome Baby & Beyond program
Early Childhood & Home Visiting Programs
Early Childhood Initiative
Early Childhood Initiative is a voluntary home visiting program in Madison/Dane County, WI that provides comprehensive and community-based support for pregnant women and families with children ages 0-4K.
ParentChild+ is an evidence-based early literacy and school readiness program for children ages 2-4 that supports parents and caregivers in providing the skills and materials needed to prepare children for success.
Welcome Baby & Beyond
Welcome Baby & Beyond is a home visiting program that offers education and support for parents with children ages 0-5, and aims to promote a safe, healthy, and positive environment to support families and children.
Hours of child care provided in the Respite Center
Evaluations completed in the Court Ordered Evaluation program
Hours of care coordination and community support
Care Coordination & Mental Health Services
Children Come First
Children Come First is an intensive care coordination program for children living with mental health needs that helps children remain in their home and community.
Comprehensive Community Services
Comprehensive Community Services is a community-based and recovery-oriented program that provides coordination of services for youth and adults living with mental health needs.
Court Ordered Evaluations
Court Ordered Evaluations is an evaluation and assessment program that serves Dane County Courts for outpatient mental health assessments ordered under specific statute areas.
The Respite Center
The Respite Center
The Respite Center is an emergency child care and parent support program that provides respite, child care, and support and resources to children ages 0-14 and their families.
- Planned child care while parents or caregivers attend appointments, look for employment, or search for housing
- Planned child care with trusted adults when parents or caregivers need a break or relief
- Emergency child care and support when a crisis occurs
- Information and referral to community services, parenting resources, and additional programs specific to a child and family’s needs
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Recent Blog Posts
Program Spotlight: Welcome Baby & Beyond
Welcome Baby & Beyond is one of RISE's early childhood home visiting programs. Program lead, Zara Nehls, talks a little about the program, what they do, and it's importance in the community. Take it away, Zara (highlighted in the yellow box in the photo!). The...
Juneteenth 2020: Honoring History & The Current Movement for Social Change
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Staff Spotlight: Scott Strong, Executive Director, Celebrates 20 Years!
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