ARISE is a nonprofit organization, created by a group of professionals to address the issue of refugees and immigrants. The organization was formally established in 2013 in Massachusetts. The United States of America resettles thousands of refugees and immigrants with diverse backgrounds and countless challenges. Language barriers, culture shock, physical, and mental illness are just few obstacles among hundreds to their successful adjustment and integration in the new environment. In order to help facilitate through the transition process, Advocacy for Refugee and Immigrant Services for Empowerment (ARISE) is established to empower refugees and immigrants to make them self-reliance.