It's official! RDBO has become RISE!

Dear Friends, 

The Board and Staff of Refugee & Immigrant Services and Empowerment (RISE) is so pleased to announce our new name—along with our new logo and look. 

We loved our old name RDBO and it served us well for nearly two years. 

But our mission expanded beyond assisting refugees with disabilities to obtain benefits quickly. We recognized that immigrants face many of the same problems that led us to establish RDBO. And, our Board envisioned services, based on their own experiences as first-generation refugees and immigrants, that we are looking forward to providing. Finally, our Board saw the need for working to empower refugee and immigrant youth as well as older folks with barriers and devised approaches that we believe are effective and not provided elsewhere.

Warm regards from the Board and Staff of RISE!


Cheryl Coon