At RISE (Refugio Infantantil Santa Esperanza), we focus on
Positive Human Development
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere where children are safe simply to be children, while receiving any specialized care and assistance that may be needed.
As a solid foundation for successful livelihoods, RISE is focused on
Formal and Spiritual Education
concentrated around each individual child.
Financial donations are always helpful and greatly appreciated.
You can be sure that your donations will have a positive impact on the children's lives.Donate Here
If you would like to
donate items to RISE
please use the wishlist as these are the items that are needed.
You can print out the form or take it with you on a smartphone.
Please drop off your donations
Monday - Sunday
11:00 - 2:00
to the continued
We have a
plenty of toys
for hours of physical activity.
The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives
Russel M. Nelson
M. Mari 1945 - 2020
RISE was founded in 2001 by Padre Luis and Madre Mari. They saw a need to provide a safe and loving home to children living on the street or in unsafe environments.
Since then, RISE has been home to hundreds of children. Some live there for months and others for years. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on children and families who have experienced unfortunate circumstances.
Today, RISE is led by our President, Padre Luis Alcaraz.
He is supported by a team of 27 employees and 7 committees. Together they keep safety, development and health as their top priorities.