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A vehicle for Veronica

CW / Domestic violence This community is a place to turn—just as it was for Veronica.  After surviving domestic violence, Veronica was able to gain independence by learning to drive with the support of her friend, Beth, and all of us, who invested in a safe, reliable vehicle for her.  Veronica is a former essential…

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Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Our hearts break for all who knew and loved the more than one thousand First Nations people—most of whom were children—who have been found in unmarked graves at former residential school sites throughout Canada. Our hearts break for the survivors and descendants of survivors of residential schools who have endured intergenerational trauma, and for the…

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Hurricane Laura update

Remember when the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana’s shores in over 160 years ripped trees from the ground and roofs from homes last September? In response, Together Rising invested $70,000 in our long-time partner, All Hands and Hearts (AHAH), whose team was already on the ground providing relief to families. What follows is the story…

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Mirabella

We can both give support and gain support in this community—a truth so wonderfully illustrated by this story of how Mirabella gained independence and transportation to visit her mother and beyond because of her new mobility bike that all of us delivered to her in Finland through Together Rising. Mirabella is a disabled woman and…

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Katie

We know that sometimes we are in a position to give support and sometimes we are in a position of needing support—and that the line between the two is often fuzzy, especially as many of us have faced unprecedented financial and emotional stressors over the last fifteen months.  When we first met her, Katie—a veteran…

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Ruth Ellis Center

Millions of people spent extensive periods of time at home over the last year—but for thousands of LGBTQ+ youth, being at home has meant more time spent in places and with people who are not affirming of who they are. In a national survey, more than 80% of LGBTQ+ youth reported that the pandemic has…

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Continued care for pregnant women in Nepal during Covid

What follows is the story of how all of us—through Together Rising—deployed $75,000 to our partner on the ground so pregnant women in Nepal could continue to receive life-saving support to deliver their babies safely during the pandemic. Before Covid, four out of every five pregnant women living in rural Nepal faced significant barriers to…

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Together Rising celebrates the first day of Pride Month

On this first day of Pride Month, we are sharing the story of how Beth and Angelica recovered after a car accident nearly took their lives—with this community’s help. Beth made the difficult decision to go back to school, with the goal of providing professional support to people with substance use disorder. Just weeks later,…

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Erin’s thank you to us

Please watch this video—it’s Erin’s thank you to us. Erin, a single mom to three-year-old Fitz, was diagnosed with triple negative, stage four breast cancer that had metastasized to her spine and liver. Her doctor offered her end-of-life care at 38. Lee, Righton, and Pamela, her colleagues and champions, found a promising new treatment but…

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