About Our Cause

R.I.S.E stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education.

We help those affected by domestic abuse and we work alongside survivors by giving practical support to help them rebuild safer lives. This can only be achieved through the money raised at our events, including the RISE 8K and Heroes Run.

Every year we support over 1,800 women and their families to recover and reclaim their lives. RISE offers practical help ranging from direct advice, therapy and group support, to refuge space to those in urgent need.

We operate the only local domestic abuse helpline in Brighton & Hove, which runs from 9-5 Monday to Friday - and this year we've increased our hours to include 5-8 on a Wednesday and make our service more accessible. With the support of your fundraising , we're looking to further increase our helpline's hours to we can speak to anyone needing RISE's support, at any time.

Our refuge provides space for 15 families in need at a time, to provide crisis accommodation for women and children that are escaping domestic abuse. Whilst staying in refuge, residents receive support from caseworkers. Your fundraising helps keep the refuge and it's vital support work going, so that vulnerable women and their children can have a secure place to stay whilst finding safe, permanent accommodation.

We provide therapies, counselling and support groups, to support survivors with emotional support and practical advice, and work towards freedom from the psychological effects of trauma. There is high demand for these services, and with your 8K sponsorship we can work to reduce wait list times towards helping women in need, as soon as they need it.

To support these services & everything else RISE provides - register for the RISE 8K here >>