“With hope filled imagination, let us draw near to those who are broken-hearted and oppressed. They are our leaders. Their smiles and courage point the way.”

               S. Lesley

"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"

" The House of Peace helped me forget how lonely I was and taught me how to smile 24/7. It will always be in my heart, in my life, in my journey."

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WHO WE ARE

Holy Names House of Peace, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004, is an intercultural, life affirming refuge in the heart of Winnipeg that welcomes all. This life affirming community provides a safe home for newcomer women in transition.

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary are educators dedicated to empowering impoverished and marginalised persons. Active on three continents, their work focuses mainly on: refugees and migrants, human trafficking and access to clean water.

OUR VISION
A world of justice, tenderness and communion. 
 

OUR MISSION
Empowering newcomer women to begin life anew.
 

OUR CORE VALUES

Be Inclusive and Accessible

  • By welcoming the richness of diverse cultures, beliefs, and experiences

  • By opening the door wide every day

 

Be a Caring and Hope-filled Community

  • By celebrating people’s strength and goodness

  • By responding to needs with courage and compassion

 

Be Transformative

  • By loving our Neighbour

  • By sponsoring initiatives that promote justice, peace and understanding

Holy Names House of Peace group of newcomer women