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Karen Heyer and her dog Jade help clients work through stress, trauma and depression at the House of Hope in Afton. Staff photo by Riham Feshir

Bringing hope to Afton

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That charming old house on St. Croix Trail in Afton with the big porch isn't just home to Afton Leather and a couple of residential tenants.


It's also where The House of Hope Christian family therapy center set up shop.

"The front porch here is just so welcoming," said owner Karen Heyer. "People feel comfortable when they come here."

When she saw the space was open for rent last year, without hesitation, she decided to open a location in Afton.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.