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    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.

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    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

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    We have a


    computer lab,


    plenty of toys

    for hours of physical activity.


    Are welcome
    but must be scheduled in advance.



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    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

    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.

    Padre Luis

    Padre Luis

    Prof Jorge

    Prof. Jorge

    Today, RISE is led by our President, Padre Luis Alcaraz, and Director Professor Jorge Humberto Ayala Hernandez.

    They are supported by a team of 27 employees and 7 committees. They keep safety, development and health as their top priorities.

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    Make a difference in a child's life!

    Ricardo Flores Magon # 251
    Colonia Benito Juarez
    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX CP 48389