Helping People See Disabilities Differently

July 13, 2020

More often than not people don’t know how to relate to individuals with disabilities. I’m talking about people in wheelchairs, visually impaired people, people with developmental disabilities, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who can’t speak, or people with a cane or walker to name just a few.  My advice is don’t […]

Quarantine Vitamins

June 18, 2020

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for the roles they perform in our bodies.  They strengthen bones,  heal wounds,  and step up our immune system. Eating the best foods – meat,  fish,  poultry,  beans,  vegetables, nuts, and oils are very important.  Good nutrition is a link to increased immunity.  A few months before the quarantine a […]

A Message to the Community from ARISE’s Leadership

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 has laid bare the inequities and disparities in this country, with marginalized communities defined by race, age and disability suffering the brunt of the pandemic’s brutal consequences. Then a nation watched George Floyd die. The hashtag slogans “We are all in this together” changed to “I can’t breathe.” The racism at the core of […]

Our Virtual Annual Dinner!

May 28, 2020

Over the past 3 months there is no doubt many you have experienced the pain of COVID-19. Because the people who rely on our services and support our mission come first and we do not want to put them at any greater risk, ARISE made the difficult decision to cancel our annual dinner in April. […]

COVID-19 Symptom Check Card

May 20, 2020

The NYS Department of Health has issued a card to assist Medical Professionals, Deaf and hard of hearing individuals communicate better regarding assessment of COVID-19 symptoms. Download it by clicking on URL below.

ARISE Adaptive Design Responds to COVID Caregiver Needs

May 6, 2020

It is no secret the outbreak of coronavirus is causing shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE). These shortages spurred ARISE Adaptive Design (AAD) to action. AAD’s fabricator Tracy Fleming could not watch as lives were put in danger. Fleming needed a face shield design that could be economically created using 3-D printers. After coming up with […]

Having a tough time finding resources? Consider calling 211

April 22, 2020

Locating basic resources such as food, shelter, employment, or health care may mean calling dozens of phone numbers, then struggling through a maze of agencies and services to make the right connections. The 211 system helps residents find resources by dialing a simple three-digit number. If you need information about food, shelter, employment or health […]

ARISE is Open!

April 2, 2020

ARISE has expanded its “telehealth” services. Counseling can be conducted via telephone or video chat through devices able to access the internet such as a smartphone or tablet from virtually any location. Call 315-472-3171 if you need any one of our programs or services. ARISE programs and services are available including, Mental Health Clinic, Consumer-Directed […]


March 27, 2020

“ARISE is here for you,” states Kristen Miguel, Director of Clinical Services, “We’ve quickly ramped up our Mental Health Services to be able to accommodate anyone needing counseling.” During these stressful times, ARISE is quickly expanding “telehealth” visits. Counseling can be conducted via telephone or video chat through devices able to access the internet such […]

A Special Message from ARISE

March 23, 2020

ARISE is here to help. The Auburn, Oneida & Oswego offices are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We are still providing all services remotely. Mental Health Services are also available on-site in the Syracuse and Fulton offices. Need to reach someone?  Call either Syracuse: 315-472-3171, Auburn: 315-255-3447  Oswego: 315-342-4088, Fulton:  315-887-5156, Oneida: 315-472-3172, Farm: (315) 687-6727 […]