Our Stories

Meet our Residents

Founded in 1991, and serving people living with HIV since 1993, Hope House has assisted over 86 persons living with HIV from all walks of life.

Carlin

I came to Hope House in 2018 with complicated health issues. In addition to HIV, I am paraplegic, diabetic, and am a traumatic brain injury survivor. In 2019, I made the decision that I would not only walk again, but dance. Hope House was incredibly supportive and enrolled me in physical therapy with Courage Kenny, where I have been working to regain both my strength and confidence. After a few months, I took my first three steps! I do not remember the last time I walked, but this process has helped me accomplish what I thought was impossible. Hope House helped me achieve my personal goals and I am grateful for the staff and the organization’s supporters for making this all possible.

 

Damon

Before coming to Hope House, I was in a locked treatment facility. I didn’t have control over my life. I couldn’t go outside much except in an enclosed area. When I was released, many places would not accept me because of my HIV, my anger and psychological issues, plus my drug use history. Hope House gave me a chance! Since arriving at Hope House, I am more involved in my community through volunteering my time. Because of the support I have received at Hope House, I turned my dream to have a part-time job into a reality! The staff at Hope House recognized my goals and helped me reach them. I want to thank everyone who supports Hope House.

451 North Everett Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Main: 651-351-0907
Fax: 651-351-9510

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Hope House of St. Croix Valley
451 Everett Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Main: 651-351-0907
Fax: 651-351-9510

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