“ At the House of Peace I am surrounded by wonderful women from all over the world. They have suffered so much, yet still they love life and care for each other.”

Sister Lesley with volunteers
Holy Names House of Peace newcomer women
Holy Names House of Peace front entrance

WHAT WE DO

The House of Peace is open 350 days of the year, on an average of
13 hours a day.  

The House of Peace :

  • Provides a safe and loving home for 18 newcomer women for up
    to 2 years

  • Initiates activities and programs that enhance self-confidence and interdependence

  • Promotes education and skills training

  • Encourages mentorship, collaboration and leadership

  • Creates networks and builds relationships

  • Offers space and collaborates with organizations that focus on
    healing and reconciliation.

  • Houses a sacred place for prayer and reflection

Courtesy of University of Manitoba

PROGRAMS

The following programs are offered to the public at The House of Peace:

 

COCAINE ANONYMOUS meets 3 times a week. 

AL-ANON meets weekly.

 

MANITOBA CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE DEAF gathers on Sunday.

WOMEN TRAPPED IN ABUSE meet regularly for “Peace of Mind”.
 

COUNSELING and STEP 5 SESSIONS are free and upon request.
 

SECULAR FRANCISCANS reach out to disenfranchised people.
 

ERITREAN YOUTH GROUP convenes Saturday for socialization and song.
 

FIRESIDES are developmental sessions that promote positive change.
 

WORKSHOPS and CULTURAL EVENTS occur throughout the year.