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About Haus Of Peace

Our Approach

We seek to understand the needs of each woman and child to connect them with the proper resources to help them heal and become self-reliant. We help to rebuild and reshape their lives through a combination of physical, mental, spiritual, financial, and emotional support. Guests are expected to follow integrity and accountability policies while at the Haus of Peace that continue to benefit them when living an independent life.


Our Story

Sue & John Trepte

Sue and John Trepte of Watertown, WI founded the Haus of Peace organization in 2016 following the tragic loss of their son. They opened their home to serve as a shelter for homeless and abused women. Today, with the support of the community and a board of directors, they operate 2 locations and have helped over 289 women and 94 children recover from trauma and regain their independence. Our goal is to add one additional location in 2024. 


Our Haus guests get help improving their mental functioning.

We encourage:

  • Improved thinking skills 

  • Behavioral regulation

  • Problem-solving 

  • Spiritual journey guidance

We also provide insights into how one's thoughts, feelings, and actions are closely interconnected. These tasks are made possible by giving our Haus guests an empathetic, therapeutic, consistent, and supportive environment. We promote individual strengths and encourage the development of personal resiliency and responsibility. 

  • What is your Affiliation?
    We are not affiliated with any particular denomination or church. However, we interact with a diverse representation of the Body of Christ who share our statement of faith and our vision.
  • Prayer Support
    We covet your prayers as we continue to seek God’s will for this ministry. If you would like to receive a weekly Praise and Prayer email, please email us.
  • Looking to Volunteer?
    Are you interested in being a volunteer? There are many opportunities to get involved We need help with our: ~Fundraiser ~Research on grants ~Working closely with the director on day to day operations Email Linda Zahora to get started:
  • How do I sponsor a guest or family?
    Start by having a conversation with Sue Trepte by emailing her at or call at 920-285-7179
  • Spread the word, invite us to speak.
    We would love to share the Haus of Peace story with your friends, your church, or other groups.
  • Needed Supplies
    Cleaning supplies All paper products Office supplies: ~Stamps ~ Business size envelopes ~Good quality copy paper Gift cards to: ~Any gas station ~Local grocery store ~Walmart ~Target
  • Is my donation tax deductible?
    We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible. The IRS requires donors who make a single charitable gift of $250 or more to obtain a receipt from the organization before deducting the gift for federal income tax purposes. For donations more than $250 per year, you will receive a year-end tax receipt from Haus of Peace For donations less than $250 per year, we will send you a year-end tax receipt upon request.
  • How do I set up monthly donations?
    You can use Bill Pay or other Auto Pay system that your bank might offer to donate automatically each month from your bank account to Haus of Peace A check will be sent to Haus of Peace each month from the bank for deposit. Your bank will help you set this up. Generally, this option does not have a transaction fee. Payee Information: Haus of Peace 810 South 7th St Watertown WI 53094 or P.O. Box 615 Watertown WI 53094

In The News

Thank you, Daily Union for the news article! 10-13-2019

Thank you, Daily Union for the news article! 05-10-2020

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