R!SE UP: Strategize Your Life!

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Eric came to Twin Cities R!SE in need of a change.

“I was seeking direction in life, just sick and tired of being sick and tired. Twin Cities R!SE offered me an opportunity to get myself together.”

What have you learned while at TCR?

I’ve learned how to empower myself. I learned how to be dependable, self-sufficient and also how to interview myself.

What would you say to someone thinking about coming to TCR?

If they are serious about seeking a career, this is the best place for them. Not only does TCR help you find a career, they help you maintain a career. It helped me with my speech, how to articulate, and how to present myself.

Has it been beneficial having a career coach?

“Yes, it has. Having a career coach is very beneficial. He helped me to strategize my life, my plans. Every person within Twin Cities R!SE has been willing to help.”

Eric has recently earned his CDL class A driver’s license and is starting his career as a truck driver.


We recently received news that we lost a member of our Twin Cities Core Program family, Eric Cornley, who died over the weekend in his sleep. For those who knew Eric, knew Eric to be our big 'ole Teddy Bear and someone who was achieving great things in life with the guidance of his Coach Ralph Pruitt and with some employment assistance from Bill Bridgeman.

Recently, Eric received full time employment, obtained his CDL license and just moved into his own apartment!

Eric was the epitome of who we would describe as a transformed individual with a  year of sobriety under his belt.We offer our deepest sympathy to Eric’s family, friends and his extended family here at Twin Cities R!SE and Turning Point. This is never easy and no one is ever prepared to deal with sudden loss. Please join us in keeping Eric’s family in your thoughts. This is a difficult time for everyone. 

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