children are the future

RISE (Refugio Infantantil Santa Esperanza) focuses on positive human development and children receive specialized care and assistance as needed. At RISE we strive to provide an atmosphere where children are safe simply to be children.

Visiting hours are on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm, there is no need to call ahead. If you are interested in attending mass with the children, they attend the 9:30 service at the church next door.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have added a new computer lab, and a toy barn fully stocked for hours of physical activity. RISE is focused on formal and spiritual education as a solid foundation for successful livelihoods concentrated around each individual child. 

Where we are headed:

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Increased educational opportunities for each child through private schooling

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Professional guidance from child psychologists for staff and children

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Vocational training programs to develop hands on skills

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Building campaign to provide additional living space for children in their late teens

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Continue giving support through college and beyond

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Obtain sufficient funding to implement new programs and continue the amazing work RISE supplies