Welcome to Hope House Of St. Croix Valley

View and apply our services, including foster care at Hope House
and our new community-based Hope@Home program.

Hope House - Adult Foster CareHope@Home

Welcome to Hope House Of St. Croix Valley

View and apply our services, including foster care at
Hope House and our new community-based
Hope@Home program.

Adult Foster CareHope@Home

Brief History

Hope House of St. Croix Valley was founded in 1991 by two St. Croix Valley residents, Teresa and Casey VanderBent. Their research on AIDS housing found that people living with AIDS were an almost invisible group receiving the least amount of services in Washington County and that Minnesotans with AIDS had few housing opportunities. In April 1991, a Board of Directors was formed, reflecting the organization’s strong community support. Hope House of St. Croix Valley was incorporated on May 7, 1991 and welcomed its first client on December 3, 1993..Fast forward to summer 2021, coupled with a new awareness about how to maneuver a pandemic, and a deeper understanding of, and an organizational commitment to developing programming that further embraced diversity, inclusion, and equity we decided as an organization to tackle our future through reevaluating our mission and developing an inspirational vision that intentionally made space for accelerated growth and greater impact.

 

After multiple meetings and much reflection, the Board and Staff created a new mission from “providing a nonjudgmental home with compassionate care that respects the dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS” to Hope House will provide people experiencing life-changing health challenges access to compassionate care that respects their dignity and choices.” Coupled with a new vision “a future where all people have access to programs and services to live their best life!”.


“The new Mission and Vision Statements of Hope House reflect the strong leadership the organization currently enjoys and highlight two guiding principles: the continuation of our founding mission to provide a home for people living with HIV/AIDS, an effort that has brought decades of hope, compassion, and acceptance to over 93 residents and their families, and the launching of new programming that will vastly expand our reach by helping more people with a wider variety of needs…effectively delivering that same hope, compassion, and acceptance out to people who wish to remain in the home of their choice,” states Casey VanderBent, 2021-22 Board Chair.

Our History

Brief History

Hope House of St. Croix Valley was founded in 1991 by two St. Croix Valley residents, Teresa and Casey VanderBent. Their research on AIDS housing found that people living with AIDS were an almost invisible group receiving the least amount of services in Washington County and that Minnesotans with AIDS had few housing opportunities. In April 1991, a Board of Directors was formed, reflecting the organization’s strong community support. Hope House of St. Croix Valley was incorporated on May 7, 1991 and welcomed its first client on December 3, 1993..Fast forward to summer 2021, coupled with a new awareness about how to maneuver a pandemic, and a deeper understanding of, and an organizational commitment to developing programming that further embraced diversity, inclusion, and equity we decided as an organization to tackle our future through reevaluating our mission and developing an inspirational vision that intentionally made space for accelerated growth and greater impact.

 

After multiple meetings and much reflection, the Board and Staff created a new mission from “providing a nonjudgmental home with compassionate care that respects the dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS” to Hope House will provide people experiencing life-changing health challenges access to compassionate care that respects their dignity and choices.” Coupled with a new vision “a future where all people have access to programs and services to live their best life!”.

Our History

Latest Hope House News

Garden Party

June 21, 2022
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Hope House Garden Party this June! Originally scheduled for last August, we postponed the event due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, we partnered with Beaudry Filmworks on a video showcasing the new AIDS Memorial Garden. Now you can see it in-person!

 

Hope House summer scene

Job Opportunities

We are looking for exceptional people to join our outstanding team! Visit our Careers page to learn more about our current openings. We are currently seeking:

  • House Manager
  • Direct Service Professionals
  • Administrative Assistant

 

 

Meal Train Fundraiser

Multiple Dates
Hope House has provided a safe haven for persons living with HIV/AIDS since 1991. We have the pleasure of providing everything to these individuals entrusted in our care, and that includes meals. We warmly welcome members of the community to prepare and drop off meals for the residents whenever possible. The biggest need is over the weekend, but we will happily accept any meal at anytime.

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Hope House of St. Croix Valley
451 Everett Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
P: (651) 351-0907 | F: (651) 351-9510

Mission Statement

Hope House of St. Croix Valley provides people experiencing life-changing health challenges access to compassionate care that respects their dignity and choices.

Hope House of St. Croix Valley envisions a future where all people have access to programs and services to live their best life.

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