ARISE to Celebrate 10 Years of Service in Pulaski

ARISE, a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities to live fully and independently in the community, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of service in Pulaski this month.

The agency will be holding a celebration open to the public at The Make Sense Shop, North Jefferson Street, on October 30 at 9:30 a.m.

The Pulaski office was the second full-time satellite location opened by ARISE in Oswego County.

“ARISE is committed to ensuring that every person, regardless of disability, has the power to make their own life choices. The Pulaski location has been instrumental in helping us meet the growing needs for services for people with disabilities living in Northern Oswego County,” said Tom McKeown, ARISE executive director.

All of ARISE’s Oswego County services, including Respite, Ramp Construction, Medicaid Service Coordination, and Advocacy are available from this location.

Ernie Wheeler, former Pulaski village mayor said, “ARISE has been an asset to the clients in Northern Oswego County.”

Wheeler, a former member of the ARISE board of directors, was critical in the initial formation of the Pulaski satellite office.

“We are so grateful to be a part of the Pulaski community and are proud to celebrate this special anniversary,” said McKeown.

For more information about the event, contact Jim Karasek, ARISE independent living manager, at 342-4088 ext. 206 or [email protected]


ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities.

The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.

ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE and Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.