RISE Center

Regular RISE Center Hours:
Monday – Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Big Mill Apts – Ground Floor
702 N. 8th St, Reading, PA

Parking is available on Nichols Street or the Save A’ Lot parking lot on Oley & 8th Sts.

The RISE Center (Recovery – Information – Support – Education) is a new facility in Reading hosting a full slate of activities and events to support individuals and families in recovery from addiction. The center is a place for positive and mutually beneficial socializing, offering support and educational programs such as recovery-specific trainings, meetings and social activities. Programming is determined by a steering committee comprised of Berks County community residents committed to promoting and advancing addiction recovery. It is not a drug and alcohol or mental health treatment facility, nor will anyone reside at the location. According to Jeffrey G. Auman, COCA Executive Board Member, the center subscribes to the ‘many pathways to recovery’ philosophy. “On any given day, there may be a 12-step meeting, a Celebrate Recovery group, a painting class, and a personal skills development workshop,” Auman said. “The possibilities are endless. All are welcome.”

VIEW an informational card about the RISE Center.

Sign up for the RISE Center Newsletter for updates on activities and events

View photos from our September 12 Ribbon Cutting on our Facebook Page!

The RISE Center has a full slate of activities, classes and support groups planned!

View & download the online monthly RISE calendar

You can also click on the dates in the calendar below for activities by day.

 November 2019

Please note: All activities are free unless otherwise noted.


The center will be CLOSED on December 25 for the Christmas holiday.  All regularly scheduled meetings and events have been canceled for that day.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for community volunteers to provide classes such as yoga, arts & crafts, fitness, sewing, etc. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent to the new RISE Center, CLICK HERE to fill out a volunteer application.

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