WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT
In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, RISE Life Management
Services has taken the initiative to extend our telephone Lifeline services to
include mental health issues.Call 888-9914146. Our training volunteer counselors are standing by to assist!
Our names are Rhys and Maria Greenland and we are from Kingston, Jamaica. As Covid-19 continues to spread we are concerned about the potential it has to devastate our island. We know that wearing a mask is one way you can try to protect yourself and your family and we know of the great work the ngo Rise Life Management Services risejamaica.org has been doing in the inner city for over 3 decades, so we want to help them to put young people to work making masks and distributing them in inner city areas with information on how to use them properly.
Each mask costs JD200 which is just a little more than one pound or about $1.50. Each mask can help a family to feel safer and mask wearing has just been recommended by our PM.
Our Vision is a Jamaican society where young people and other vulnerable populations are empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices in a supportive and rehabilitative environment.
Our Mission is to provide capacity building for other civil society organisations, community-based interventions, life skills training, and support services for the workplace and persons with addictive disorders.
RISE Life Management Services is a Jamaican civil society organization established in 1989 as Addiction Alert, offering the island’s first outpatient treatment center for addictive disorder. To reflect Jamaica’s Vision 2030 and the evolving needs of the nation’s at-risk population, the organization expanded its programmes and changes its name to RISE Life Management Services in 2005. RISE is an acronym for “Reaching Individuals through Skills and Education”. More
Where we work
Though the majority of projects undertaken by RISE are focused on the corporate area, namely Kingston and St Andrew, we do have programmes that engage participants all across the island. Within Kingston and St Andrew RISE is engaged with participants from Majestic Gardens, Parade Gardens, Allman Town, Campbell Town, Fletchers Land, Tower Hill, Drewsland and Waterhouse. Outside of Kingston and St Andrew RISE’s Addiction Prevention and Treatment Unit has a presence in other parishes. In particular the Addiction Prevention and Treatment Unit has engaged in training in every parish on the island. Currently, RISE’s Maternal Health Project (PROMAC) supported by the European Union, currently engages participants from Church Corner in St Thomas.