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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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What Rise Phoenix Rise (RPR) Does

A 501(c)3 nonprofit assisting those with mental health challenges using rescue animals as vehicles for support, comfort and recovery, RPR:

  • Holds weekly, peer-led support meetings during which mental health peers interact with each other and companion animals
  • Lends an ear to those who have had similar health problems and creates a circle of comfort by sharing experiences and decreasing isolation
  • Spreads awareness, education and advocacy through public relations, media and community events
  • Adopts rescue animals and/or finds resources to rescue and train them to become companion and support animals
  • Provides homes, food and medical care for companion animals

What We Can Do For You

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 educate our community on the benefits of rescued animals with those struggling with mental illness, and share our love and knowledge with our peers.

 

Healing

Rescued animals are magical healers who will be beneficial to the mental health community.

Rebirth

Together the companion animals and the mental health peers can “rise from the ashes” of their struggles into wellness.

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. 

Our Peers

Avoid Isolation by interacting not only with companion animals, but with your peers! Staff will be there to help support you along your journey.

 

Interested in becomming a peer?

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Heather LaRossa

My name is Heather LaRossa , and the program Rise Phoenix Rise and Traci Jones has been a big help for me,, matter a fact I’ve gotten more out of this program in less time then I’ve ever gotten from state/county mental health,, mainly because our animals are a big part of it,, but also…
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