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Upcoming Events

The Trauma Institute: How to Do This Work & Sustain

January 17, 2018
French Hospital Medical Center


Join us for either the morning or afternoon session at this workshop focused on vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and self-care and facilitated by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, author of Trauma Strewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others.

Click to see the flyer for this workshop.

Men's Place in the #MeToo Movement

January 18, 2018
San Luis Obispo City-County Library


Join us for a panel discussion on how you can support the Silence Breakers & end sexual harassment in your community.

Click to see the flyer for the panel discussion.

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.

Saturday, April 7th - Paso Robles Walk a Mile at City Park
Saturday, April 14th - Arroyo Grande Walk a Mile at Heritage Square Park
Saturday, April 28th - San Luis Obispo Walk a Mile at Mission Plaza
Date TBA - Cuesta College Walk a Mile

If you would like to get involved in the planning of this event, please contact Sophie at

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 2017!

WWS Committee Kickoff Party
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Caladero Room
9010 W Front Rd, Atascadero (get directions)
Thursday, November 16
6:00 - 7:30 pm

We invite you to kick up your heels as we kick around some ideas for the 4th Annual Wine Women & Shoes event benefiting RISE, September 9, 2018, at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Bring your Central Coast sole sisters and wear your favorite shoes as we sip and share to make sure next year's fundraiser is the BEST event yet!

Questions? Want to get involved in planning volunteering for this event? Contact WWS Chair and RISE Outreach & Events Manager Sophie Marsh at, (805) 226-5400 x308, or RSVP on the Facebook event.

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.