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Resources to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE) is a pilot employment program funded through the Department of Social and Health Services.

RISE will offer assistance in obtaining employment at a livable wage; through services in case management, job experience, and employment and training assistance.

Services May Include:

    • A career coach to assist with job search, job readiness, placement and beyond.
    • Free classes to develop job and school readiness; focusing on topics like resume development, interview skills, networking skills, and more.
    • Support solutions like transportation, child care, financial counseling and more.
    • The potential for paid internships, on-the-job training and other work-based learning opportunities.
    • Assistance reducing back payments of child support. 

Who We Serve

You may be eligible for RISE if you are:
    • Between the age of 16-59, and physically and mentally able to work
    • Unemployed long-term (12+ months)
    • A veteran of the US Military
    • Homeless or struggling with housing
    • Limited in your ability to read, write, speak or understand English
    • A non-custodial parent who owes child support
    • Receiving basic food assistance (SNAP or EBT)
    • Unenrolled in TANF, unemployment or SSI/SSDI

Important to Know

As part of a research study, RISE can only assign 50% of all eligible applicants. Remaining applicants are eligible for BFET employment services.*

Contact Information

RISE Navigators are here to help you!
Call: 206-934-5814


* In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights; Room, 326‐W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250‐9410 or call (202) 720‐5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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RISE Navigators


(206) 934-5814

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm