The team at RISE have provided survivors of domestic abuse and violence with support and sanctuary in Sussex since 1992. They provide crisis refuge for up to fifteen families and also provide essential services such as a helpline, support groups, counselling and therapy.
Funding from the NET Coronavirus Appeal provided fast, short-term help to support their response to Covid-19 as many services had to adapt incredibly quickly. The funds enabled the team to recruit extra staff to help meet the demand; and to upgrade and improve technology so that they could offer a vital remote service, encompassing video self-help and piloting a live chat service.
The funds also contributed to the cost of emergency housing, food and essentials for those self-isolating and at risk. RISE is fundraising to ensure it’s vital services can continue to provide a lifeline to those affected by domestic abuse. To find out more, please visit www.riseuk.org.uk