The ARISE Support Center has been located in several different places over the years. It was not dependent on geographic location. It has always been more of a concept than anything else and focused on the internal functioning and structures of ARISE. The concept was that as the ARISE model was founded in new colonia communities there would be certain services that each new staff and service center would need to feel supported as it went about forming new staffs, getting to know new communities, identifying assets internal to that community, mobilized those resources, organizing the community and training new staff. The idea was that the Support Center would provide all the support a new staff would need to become another ARISE modeled on the first one. With most of the functions of this Center were passed on to the staff of the new centers as they were ready. This shows ARISE applying internally its guiding principle that states “ARISE does not do for the people what the people can do for themselves.”
The Support Center operates with 5 full time staff and 2 part time staff persons. It is located in the center of the South Tower colonia community on five acres of land donated by the Sisters of Mercy.
ARISE Support Center
P.O. Box 778
1417 S. Tower Rd.
Alamo, TX 78516