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House of Love

By Aaron Epp

Winnipeg Free Press - January 21, 2019


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A Canadian Mom Who Opens Her Home to Children with Special Needs

As an inspirational speaker, Ashley Murphy spoke at the WE Day event in October in Winnipeg. She is a 16 year old born with HIV / AIDS. We were privileged to meet this young woman who has the courage to speak for those who can't.

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House of Hesed restores hope through love
Hope through Love By Aaron Epp
Christian Week - September 2011

"We help people transitioning from the hospital to the community, from another province to this one, or transitioning from supportive living to independent living or transitioning from life to death... We want to let them know that they are valuable, they are precious. God sees them as invaluable."

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AIDS Home Funding Defended
Swerve - November 2004 By Shannon Martin
Swerve - November 2004

"Feakes started House of Hesed in 1998 after volunteering with Kali Shiva and watching people with HIV/AIDS live in 'deplorable situations.' She says her concept is simple. 'Everyone needs a home, love, shelter,' she says. 'That's the bottom line.'"
'House of Mercy' comforts AIDS victims
House of Mercy By Leah Janzen
September 19, 2004

"Moe Feakes’ growing family moved into a new, bigger house in downtown Winnipeg yesterday. None of the residents is actually related to Feakes – or to each other for that matter – but Feakes insists the 10 people who call House of Hesed are indeed a family.." 

New AIDS Shelter Opens
New AIDS Shelter Opens Staff
Winnipeg Sun - September 19, 2004

"It’s a one-of-a-kind shelter for Manitobans with HIV/AIDS. The newly renovated House of Hesed was officially opened yesterday. The Edmonton Street facility – the only one of its kind in the province – provides a home for low-income Manitobans suffering from HIV or AIDS."

House of Hesed: A Dream Lost
A Dream Lost By Dave Edwards - Senior Pastor, White Rock Community Church
February 2004

"I was greeted at the door by the bright, smiling face of Maresa, the on duty worker, and her one-year-old daughter. She gave me a tour that was, quite literally, like stepping into the dream I had given up eight years ago."

Grant makes move possible for hospice ministry
ChristianCurrent By Jennifer Verch
ChristianCurrent - September 2003

"The three-storey Langside house could be anyone's home. A man answers the door, two dogs run down the hall, someone is watching TV..."
Success Fleeting but Love Lasting
ChristianCurrent By Lindor Reynolds
Winnipeg Free Press - January 24, 2001

"Volunteers turn Langside property into haven, palliative care centre for AIDS patients."
The House of Hesed is a harbour of love
ChristianCurrent By Laurie Mustard
Winnipeg Sun - December 20, 2000

"It's just another old house on Langside. Doesn't look much different than any of the other homes on the street. But the second you walk through the front door, you know you've stepped into a little bit of Heaven right here on Earth."