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Upcoming Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2017

Get involved and take action this Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or a concerned community member, you can raise awareness and join the mission to end violence.

All Month: DVAM Gift Card Drive
Show your support for survivors by donating gift cards to our month-long DVAM Gift Card Drive. With your help, RISE clients can use donated gift cards to provide food, clothing, and transportation for their families. Mail or bring gift cards (gas, grocery, Target, Walmart, etc.) to our office at 1030 Vine St. in Paso or 51 Zaca Ln. #100 in SLO.

October 12, 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Candlelight Vigil in Mission Plaza
Join us as we honor those killed by intimate partners. Speakers will include Congressman Salud Carbajal and Mayor Heidi Harmon.

October 19, All Day: Purple Thursday
Wear purple and post a selfie to raise awareness for domestic violence! #PurpleThursday

October 19, 6 - 9 pm: SLO Farmer's Market Booth
Come see us at Farmer's Market where RISE will be sharing a booth with other local resources Safer and the Women's Shelter Program.

October 26, 6 - 9 pm: Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser
Join RISE at Woodstock's Pizza in SLO: When you mention our fundraiser, up to 25% of proceeds will benefit RISE clients and families!

All Month: Donate in Honor of DVAM
Make a donation in honor of DVAM as a way to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect with those who work to end violence.

Atascadero's Dancing With Our Stars

March 22, 23 & 24, 2018
Pavilion on the Lake

RISE's own Executive Director Jennifer Adams will be competing in Atascadero's Dancing With Our Stars and raising money for RISE!

For more information and to get your tickets visit

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

April 2018

Every year, San Luis Obispo County men, women, & children Walk a Mile to end sexual assault & gender-based violence. These family-friendly events create a safe environment for survivors & supporters to raise awareness for an uncomfortable topic that affects all of us in our community. Because it happens here, too.

Save the Date for 2018, join the family fun, and help raise awareness and funds for survivors and their families in our community.

Paso Robles Walk a Mile at City Park
Cuesta College Walk a Mile
Arroyo Grande Walk a Mile at Heritage Square Park
San Luis Obispo Walk a Mile at Mission Plaza

Wine Women & Shoes

Save the Date! Sunday, September 9, 2018
Avila Beach Golf Resort

Save the date for the 4th Annual Wine Women & Shoes Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This event features amazing vendors, wine, entertainment, and auction items. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Click here to see the highlight video from Wine Women & Shoes 2016!

If you would like to get involved with planning or volunteering for this event, please email Lisa at Heels on, RISE UP!

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.