An Oregon Provider Organization for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Expansion

Moving into Lincoln City

By Stephen Rex Goode


Categories: News

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When we started our company, we were really only thinking about the Portland Metro area. It’s where we live and we have spent a long time figuring out just how to operate. We’re still figuring it out, but we’re learning a lot and smoothing out the rough edges.

We’ve had awesome direct support professionals in the Portland area. One of those awesome people is Ronda Gaughan. Several month ago, she expressed her regret that she needed to move to the Lincoln City area for personal reasons. (more…)

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Our Kind of Milestone

Come Join Our Team

By Stephen Rex Goode


Categories: The Work

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Today is an important milestone for our company. It isn’t measured in anniversaries, dollars, or the size of our company. It represents why we love doing what we’re doing, and unfortunately, for confidentiality’s sake, I can’t give you details. I’ll refer to our customer as Paul, though that is not his real name. As with all of our customers, Paul has a developmental disability that means that he requires support in various areas of his life and we provide that support.

I first met Paul many years ago as an independent contractor, doing this work. At the time, ARISE Mentors did not exist. My dear friend, Drew Stinson, and I were both in this field, and we were referred to as skills trainers. Our job was to assist our customers learn how to do things like housekeeping, laundry, money management, cooking, nutrition, safety, social skills, communication, accessing medical care, using community resources, and participating in community activities.

Some of you who do not have disabilities may take doing these things for granted. Without the support we provide, many of our customers would sit alone in their homes, if they have homes, or be out in the community and encountering problems they are not equipt to manage alone. Many lack the communication skills to express their needs or understand the advice they are given. Many are targets for people who would take their money, dignity, and freedom. (more…)

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A Typical Day

A Day in the Life of An ARISE Mentors Employee

By Stephen Rex Goode


Categories: The Work

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We hire personal support workers for adults with developmental disabilities who are looking to learn skills and reach new levels of independence. Days with clients are filled with learning, support, and fun. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the life of some of the greatest people in the world, read on. (more…)

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Ready to Rock

By Stephen Rex Goode


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We’ve jumped over every state-mandated hoop and are ready to rock ‘n’ roll. Now we need some employees and clients. We’ve had some leads for both, but we need even more.

Take a look at our employment page and our employment FAQ.

 

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About Us

By Stephen Rex Goode


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We are ARISE Mentors, LLP. We are a provider organization in the developmental disabilities system of the State of Oregon.

We provide personal support to developmentally disabled adults in the areas of independent living and inclusion in the community. We provide these supports in the form of skills training, providing cues to help individuals practice skills, and stand-by support while individuals try to put their learning into practice.

What supports a customer receives will depend on a set of goals written in conjunction with a personal agent or case manager. These are based on the customer’s interests and needs.

More concretely, this could include anything from grocery shopping to assistance with community resources such as doctors and government agencies. It could also include social activities and developing relationships. It might involve helping customers find safe and affordable housing.

We support customers in expressive and receptive communication. That’s a fancy way of saying that we help customers learn how to express themselves to be understood as well as to understand what others are trying to say to them.

Our directors have about 25 years of combined experience in the field. Our employees will be well-supervised, well-trained, friendly, and effective.

Feel free to contact us and ask questions.

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Awaiting Enrollment

By Stephen Rex Goode


Categories: General,News

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As of today, we are at the stage of enrolling with the state of Oregon as a Medicaid provider. In order to complete this step, we have sought insurance quotes so that we can obtain the mandatory levels and kinds of insurance required.

We hope that it will not take much longer. Until this step is done, we aren’t hiring or accepting clients. Stay tuned for more. We will accept applications. Download one at our Employment Page.

We will announce it here when this stage is complete.

 

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Welcome

By Stephen Rex Goode


Categories: General,News

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Welcome to the ARISE Mentors website. ARISE Mentors is a Limited Liability Partnership in the State of Oregon. We are a Provider Organization that serves the developmentally disabled community.

 

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