Our beginning

A Story of Restoration


The building which now holds Hope Haven previously held a bar with questionable services rendered. Through a partnership with Lions Den of San Pedro, nonprofits Raise Me Up and Shine Belize were able to restore the building to a place of hope and empowerment. The “pole” used for said services was even transformed into a ballet bar, now used for preschool ballet.

Through a complete renovation project, and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, Hope Haven was born and we now serve over 100 families with counseling, shelter, bible studies, artisan programs, and empowerment.


Before Hope Haven, there was no safe place for the children of Belize who end up in unfortunate circumstances. Now, the upstairs of the building hosts a children's shelter where we are partnered with social services and provide a safe place for children to stay.

We are so thankful for all who contributed to this effort! We still need your help! If you are interested in volunteering or contributing financially, we still have to maintain the programs and shelter operating costs every month! Thank you for helping to make a difference in San Pedro, Belize!