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We exist to end needless suffering.


Who We Are

Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Animal Assisted Wellness Program for Mental Health Peers.

Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc. is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit Animal Assisted Wellness Program for Mental Health Peers.  Our mission is to provide a safe, stigma-free environment where mental health peers can have the opportunity to interact with companion animals as well as participate in various activities that promote healthy mental hygiene.  The vision of Rise Phoenix Rise is to share the benefits of rescued animals with those struggling with mental illness.  Rescued animals are magical healers who will be beneficial to the mental health community.  Together the companion animals and the mental health peers can “rise from the ashes” of their struggles into wellness.


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Why We Do It

Reason One

Scientific evidence supports the benefits of animal companionship on mental health.

Reason Two

Innumerable rescue animals appropriate for companion animals.

Reason Three

Without intervention, mental health peers may end up hospitalized, homeless, incarcerated, or lose their lives.

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A Few Words From David Joyce

Jan 24, 2018

In our modern world, between bitter politics and harmful decisions that affect persons with mental health issues, the path to recovery isn’t always easy. However, Rise Phoenix Rise has offered me this opportunity with open arms. Diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, my path to recovery has been long and painful. When I first was introduced to…
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