ARISE’s main office is located in Syracuse. At this office and throughout Onondaga County, we provide a wide variety of programs and services for persons of all abilities and their families. Some services are available even if you don’t live in Onondaga County.
Select a category below for information on the ARISE programs and resources that support independent living and quality of life. Please contact us if you would like additional information on our programs or assistance with finding the right service for you.
As an Independent Living Center, ARISE is at the forefront of advocating for access, choice, and self-determination for people with disabilities. Our programs and services help individuals learn to advocate for themselves. We also advocate for broader, societal changes to make the community more accessible to everyone.
Living independently can be enhanced by ongoing training and support. Our independent living programs and services give people with disabilities the support they need to fully integrate in their communities.
Finding accessible housing – or making housing accessible – is a critical part of living independently in the community. Our housing programs and services help people with all types of disabilities find affordable housing that meets their individual needs.
ARISE’s employment services help people of all abilities determine their own path to employment. We use a team approach that brings together available supports to assist people in finding and keeping a meaningful job.
Not all disabilities are visible, and mental health issues can affect every area of a person’s life. Our mental health services are designed to help people build on their own strengths so they can improve their quality of life.
Exercise is vital to promoting healthy minds and bodies. We offer integrated, accessible recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Meet new people while you participate in fun activities that build physical fitness!
Groups are an important way to get support and encouragement, share experiences, and come together to advocate for system changes. We offer a variety of groups for people of all abilities that provide the opportunity to grow, have fun, and get involved in the community.