What We Do
Our aim is to provide consultative advice to a diverse range of community members, empowering them to exercise their rights and responsibilities through an informed decision making process.
Our vision incorporates the view that every marginalised individual in our community holds the capacity to become the architect of their own future. Enabling a person to develop life skills in turn, strengthens the family unit thus transforming communities.
Our goal is to communicate with Government departments, associated providers, specialists and individuals to address the lived experience of domestic violence, rising statistics, affordable housing and the barriers preventing at risk individuals from moving forward.
“RiSE QLD is a community-based organisation that is a consistent advocate for local people who are struggling in the face of a range of challenges. In particular, I know that RiSE’ focus on trauma-informed services for people affected by family and domestic violence is filling an urgent need in our community"
“As a GP working in an area identified as higher risk for domestic issues, I take courage from the grassroots support generated by RiSE. At the Resilience showing last week the idea that multiple childhood traumas not only “add up” but also “multiply” the risk of later physical pathologies – that which I deal with everyday – quite apart from the burden of mental decay, was confirming and galvanising. We, as a community, have a lot to do…”
“RiSE has accepted the challenge for change in our society with regards to our vulnerable and traumatised people but for these changes to become part of a caring and responsive culture they must become integrated and part of the way every person and organisation operates.”