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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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  • Look at that cheeky smile!

Meet Douglas and Haydn. These champs are two of our Rise people.

This year we featured them in our Celebrate Book, but we thought we'd share a bit more about what they get up to!

The guys enjoy going to Whiteman Park and looking for kangaroos - they go each week! 
Douglas is all about country and culture. He likes to eat kangaroo and damper and loves to wear the Aboriginal flag colours.

What great housemates they make - especially with Haydn's affectionate personality and big smile!
#risenetworkwa #risecelebratingpeople #aboriginal #indigenous #aboriginalpride #aboriginalculture #peoplewithdisability #perthdisability #whitemanpark #kangaroo
  • When you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, massages, haircuts and new clothing are some of the furthest things from your mind.

This week Rise was part of a fantastic event called Homeless Connect, where guests could receive a range of essential services, and some pampering too.

While it is saddening to see just how big an issue homeless still is in Perth, it was wonderful to see people being helped and supported.

Rise had a stall at the event and our staff said there was a great buzz around the day. We handed out mini toiletries and information about our services.

We look forward to being able to help more people along their journey.
#risenetworkwa #homelessconnect #perth #perthevents #homeless #homelessness #helpingpeople #mentalhealth #supportservice
  • Our team was so excited about today's marriage equality results that someone tweeted straight away, and another person went out and organised a big rainbow cake!

Our staff are enjoying morning tea together to celebrate a great day for Australia.

We couldn't be happier to spread the cheer!
#marriageequality #lgbti #lgbtiaware #lgbtiq #lgbtiissues #love #loveislove #cake #rainbowcake #yes
  • What an amazing celebration the Pride Parade will be next weekend!! ❤💜💛💚💙👏 Do you know someone who might want to attend, but doesn't want to stand?

GRAI and @pride_wa have come up with a genius idea for an age-friendly seating area!

This will be at a prime location on the city parade route on Saturday 25th November.

This invitation is open to all: non-LGBTI elders may wish to enjoy the fun of the Parade as allies, and this will avoid LGBTI elders needing to 'out' themselves.

For expressions of interest or more information contact pride@pridewa.com.au by 20th November.

Some of our Rise staff are attending the parade - we can't wait to see and share their costumes!
#prideparade2017 #pride #lgbti #lgbtiaware #perthlgbti #grai #lgbtiissues #lgbtiq #risenetworkwa #grai

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