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In 1983, a small group of dedicated volunteers gathered to discuss the support needs of people in the Perth Hills area. These were humble beginnings for what is now known as Rise – Your Community Support Network, originally called Hills Community Support Group. Today, Rise provides support to over 2000 people through a staff and volunteer workforce of over 400 people.

Without the help and support from others, we would not be able to provide the depth of services we do today. Whether it’s giving a bit of your time, or donating to a cause you’re passionate about- your support will make a difference.

We’re often asked “how can I help?’ and the answer is simple. Whether you have time or money to share, there’s always something extra that we could do to make a difference to someone that needs support.

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  • Last week as part of Mental Health Week our Explore Perth Group went to the ZOO!

The group enjoyed a special tour and visiting the animals.

Support worker Keryn said the highlights were definitely the elephants and the meerkats. 
Some of our clients hadn’t been to the zoo since they were kids - the longest was 25 years for one client!
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There are 2.7 million carers in Australia.

This week is National Carers Week and we are celebrating people who provide unpaid care and support to family or friends.

This could be for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic
condition or terminal illness, and those who are frail aged. 
Thank you to all the wonderful carers out there!
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  • "Kira House always smells so homely when Elizabeth is at work preparing these beautiful meals, and the residents always look forward to her coming in to cook." Meet Elizabeth! 
Elizabeth volunteers once a week at Kira house - our safe house for young women fleeing domestic and family violence.

She turns food donations from Food Rescue into nutritious home-cooked meals for the young women to enjoy.

Thank you Elizabeth!
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  • Poverty and severe hardship affect more than 1 million Aussies.

Some of these are the people we support.

Rise is committed to raising awareness of issues which affect our clients,
and we are proud to be part of Anti-Poverty Week.
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