Rising Sun (RSOM)

Purpose: To reach out to the caregiver with a word of hope.


What does this mean?


When you are a first responder (police, EMT, medical, hospice, or caregiver) you often have no one to turn to when you, yourself, are depressed, unable to function, need someone who has been there. The suicide rate for caregivers only goes down when we reach out and respond to each other. Rising Sun Outreach Ministry aims to be a place to find numbers to call, people to speak to, a supportive network. We are just starting out, so be patient as we grow this ministry.


When you are a harried parent raising a child who needs solid, informative, and caring advice for education, we can help you.


Where are We?

We are currently mostly in the greater Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland regions with correspondence reaching out to Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and West Virginia. We work with government councils, addiction and homeless shelters, fire services, prison ministry, hospitals and hospices, and home schools. If you have a resource, we’d be glad to link up.

Call locally to: Rev. Charles Butler III, 3205 Kimberly Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782; 240-764-5748. We are not a direct hotline, but will refer you as best as we are able. If you wish to be added to our hotline list, add a comment below with contact information.


First Responder Chaplaincy – Training Opportunities

Networking Opportunities – Reach Out!

Prison Ministry

Write directly to: Peggy Thompson, Prison Liaison, Rising Sun Outreach Ministry, 14837 Detroit Ave. PMB 109, Lakewood OH 44107-3909

Educating Our Own


We are not trying to reinvent anyone else’s ministry, but be a place where they and we can find each other and point each other to our higher powers, our better selves, and our vision of the Divine.

Send us a note if you wish to be listed in our Resource Guide for First Responders.
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