RISE Wisconsin holds grand opening of newly expanded Madison location

MADISON, Wis. — A local nonprofit group focusing on providing mental health services to children and families held a grand opening ceremony Thursday afternoon for its newly expanded and remodeled facility on Fordem Avenue in Madison.

Those with RISE Wisconsin said the timing is significant since the country celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week at the beginning of May, and May is also Mental Health Awareness Month.

“We developed a space that is hopefully warm and welcoming and invites the community in,” Scott Strong, the group’s executive director, said. “It’s really important for the parents and the individuals we serve, that they have a place they feel comfortable and safe.”

Crews broke ground on the $3 million remodel almost one year ago to the day. Strong said the organization is still fundraising for the effort.