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Rosehedge/Multifaith Works closing after 25 years — Agency says current residents can stay until new housing is located

by Mike Andrew — SGN Staff Writer Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, one of Seattle’s oldest HIV/AIDS provider agencies, has announced it will stop operations by the end of this year. Rosehedge House and Multifaith Works both began in 1988, with Rosehedge providing housing for people with HIV/AIDS plus Multifaith Works running the Care Teams and Shanti emotional support services. Multifaith Works developed its housing program in 1995, and the two groups merged in 2011. Both agencies were founded to provide caring, LGBT-friendly care to patients dying of AIDS in the early days of the epidemic before medical advances made the disease manageable for most patients. Because HIV/AIDS transitioned into a chronic illness, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works continued to provide steady housing, 24-hour health care, and support services for patients who would or else be homeless and without regular medical care. ‘It’s

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