Hope For A Better Life.

The Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza A.C. (RISE) was founded in 2001 by Carmelite nuns to provide a secure, clean and loving environment for children who are either homeless or at risk in their own home. The children range from newborns to mid-teens and they receive an education, healthy meals, medical and dental services, psychological help and speech and hearing assistance, if needed.

We have a salaried staff that assists with the care of the children and presently have the capacity for 50 children.

The amount of time a child stays at RISE depends on their parents’ situation. It is always our hope to rejoin the children with their family once their family complies with government regulations.

RISE depends on private donors for support, so your donation of money, goods, or services is critical for us being able to provide care for the children.