ARISE serves children, teens and adults who are challenged with disabilities by providing religious education programs that are appropriate for their special needs.
1. Provide specialized religious education programs;
2. Support individuals with special needs who are included in regular religious education programs;
3. Provide support, resource and referral services for families and caregivers; and
4. Encourage participants to become active members of their home parishes as stated in the U. S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Statement on People with Disabilities (1978).
Approved by the ARISE Board of Directors: November 10, 1994