Elizabeth Stone House, Inc.
Rating: 4.98 stars 54 54 reviews 2,331
P.O. Box 300039 Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA
The mission of the Elizabeth Stone House is to serve homeless families and individuals in a goal-oriented, outcome-driven service environment by resolving the issues that made them homeless - domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness - so that they can attain and maintain permanent housing, personal safety, and economic stability.
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The Elizabeth Stone House provides: Emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence Transitional housing for homeless individuals and families affected by domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse Wrap-around services including support groups and classes for both Stone House and neighborhood residents Financial literacy and job search classes Therapeutic child care, client advocacy, and family-centered activities for the children of our adult clients.
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The Elizabeth Stone House is a small but powerful non-profit. I started by hiking with Wilderness Heals as a way to support a small charity, but their support of volunteers is very impressive, and that's why i keep hiking.
The morning of the hike one of the recipients of the ESH speaks to the hikers. Each time it is a moving experience that leaves everyone in tears.
Wilderness Heals isn't a big event, and because of that i feel i am making a real difference in someone's life.
As a participant of the fundraising hike, Wilderness Heals, I have seen the hard work of the Elizabeth Stone House over the years and they are truly amazing. I dedicate every summer to raising funds because they do such amazing work and really help individuals and families get back on their feet. The organization provides such great assurance and really fits it to their client's needs.
I had the amazing experience of participating in the Elizabeth Stone House: Wilderness Heals HIke, below is a link that describes this wonderful and life changing experience.
The ESH staff are among the most dedicated and lovely individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with--and I have been working in the non-profit field for 10 years.
I would recommend getting involved in this organization to anyone and everyone!
I have been involved with Elizabeth Stone House's pledge hike, Wilderness Heals, for over five years and can't imagine my life without it. They help so many people in need and have even helped me to become the person I am today. They truly are angels.
The Elizabeth Stone House is an enduring asset to the communities that it serves. Women in transition from the communities of Roxbury,Jamaica Plain, Dorchester,and other Boston neighborhoods will always find an open door and a helping hand at the Elizabeth Stone House.
The Elizabeth Stone House is a unique community asset to the families it serves. As a retired social worker I am impressed by the service model that the ESH follows. Every action and interaction with the families is directed towards fostering self-responsibility ,autonomy, family integrity and independence. It is a soul-satisfying pleasure to donate time, expertise , and money to this incredible endeavor.
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I have been on the Board of the Elizabeth Stone House now for 4 years and my knowledge and admiration of the work done there continues to grow. They care deeply about the people they serve as well as their employees. To do all this for over 40 years now, they of course need to run their operations well and this is something I continue to see being done.
My son and a close friend were volunteers and tutored children in this program a number of years ago and saw first hand the impact of their work. I became a donor and have tracked the financials and program outcomes and believe that Elizabeth Stone House is a very well run organization that meets a critical community need.
I am a long time donor thanks to my daughter and then my granddaughter leading Wilderness Heals hikes. I have spoken with the administration but never actually seen the facilities but I know that they do wonderful work. One of the things that I like is that, when they send a thank you letter, they do not simultaneously ask for more .
ESH is a great organization that I have enjoyed working with at various events over the years. The staff are truly committed and driven to help the residents and their mission. You can see the impact the ESH has on their residents and the community. The ESH is an amazing NFP that deserves to be recognized for all they do!
I write as a donor, and as a long-term volunteer for their primary fundraising event, Wilderness Heals. Over time, I have seen the event evolve to improve participant training and safety, and incorporate and adapt to new modes of publicity and communication. I will let other, better qualified, reviewers speak to the effectiveness of their programming, but as an agency they have been open, transparent and responsive. They treat me like a valued part of their community, and not just an ATM or a moving, replaceable part.
I write this review as a donor, and long-time volunteer (I've participated in, and helped organize their annual fundraising hike, Wilderness Heals, for about 15 years). Their staff have always been responsive to input and concerns, yet at the same time maintain healthy limits and boundaries around their critical program work. The Stone House keeps their focus on their mission, and on the needs of the communities they serve.
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