Elizabeth Stone House, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: P.O. Box 300039 Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA

Mission: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

The Elizabeth Stone House has been successfully dedicated to stabilizing the lives of many individuals and families affected by mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence. My time working there was a valuable part of my life and for that I have deep gratitude and appreciation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently joined ESH as a volunteer with their Network of GentleMen, linking positive male role models to the families of the House with fun activities (summer BBQ) and donor support. I work for a large community foundation where my job is to closely evaluate the performance of local Boston nonprofits. The staff of ESH are responsive and dedicated to the families, and have created an excellent way to engage members of the community in their cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with Elizabeth Stone House for 20 years, serving as the external auditor. I've enjoyed watching ESH grow, expand and excel. We're very excited about the recent facility and program expansion project and highly respect the entire team at ESH.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

My company has been a sponsor of the Elizabeth Stone House Wilderness Heals event for several years. It is a a phenomonal organization that helps homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness. Wilderness Heals is a 3-day hike for women in NH's White Mountains that takes place every July and helps raise critical funding for the organization. We are proud to be associated witht he Elizabeth Stone House

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Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

As a public relations agency, we have worked with dozens of non-profit organizations and the Elizabeth Stone House ranks among the best. The staff of the Stone House is always thinks of the impact on its clients with every decision it makes. Every member of the staff that I have met is working together to make a difference in the lives of the families they serve. Watching the people they have served (primarily women) come back to help the organization and others in the community after they have been able to get their own lives back on track is proof the Stone House is truly impacting lives for the better.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I write this review from the perspective of a donor who has been working with ESH over the past year. ESH's staff is extremely responsive and easy to work with. It is refreshing to work with individuals that are motivated by their passion to help others, and therefore can drive positive relationships with businesses to benefit their clients. The staff is great about providing direction and feedback which really offers a sense of connection to the House. Out of all my donations or charity activities the ones made with ESH have been the most impactful as there is such a direct connection between the staff and the program they run. I would encourage other businesses and people to get involved with ESH as donors as it has proven to be an extremely rewarding experience for both parties involved.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their visibility in the communtiy and among local businesses.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

As a new volunteer at The Elizabeth Stone House, only starting 6 months ago, I have been amazed at how dedicated and passionate the Staff and Board Members are to the women and children of ESH. I recently had the pleasure of attending a dinner in honor of the beneficiaries ESH supports and hear about each and every woman's accomplishments thus far. Being present at the dinner allowed me the opportunity to see first hand how important ESH's mission is to their fellow beneficiaries. ESH is changing people's lives in a significant way and I am sincerely blessed to play a small part in this amazing organization!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Elizabeth Stone House has some of the most dedicated and results-oriented staff in the non-profit world in my opinion. They are truly focused on their mission of helping both families and individuals impacted by domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness resolve their issues and become independent and productive individuals. The staff at ESH sets goals with its residents and monitors their progress. They are an important force within the Roxbury, MA community and they make a difference every day.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I've beeen involved with the Elizabeth Stone House for over four years now. First as a donor, then as a volunteer and I just became a board member this year. Elizabeth Stone House makes a difference in the lives of its clients and I've seen this first hand. One of our board members is a former resident of the Stone House and her story as well as the story of many others is inspiring. Both the staff and the board of Elizabeth Stone House are very committed individuals trying to make a difference every day in the lives of their residents and in the local community.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

The Elizabeth Stone House provides a holistic approach to helping women and their children find independence. In addition to mental health and addiction treatment services, the ESH teaches fiscal responsibility and all of the practical skills needed to become productive and successful in living independently. In addition to the domestic violence shelter and transitional housing program, hundreds of community members receive support and services from the ESH. It is amazing how much the staff can do with their limited resources -- they are incredibly dedicated. I am proud to be affiliated with the ESH.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to meet more community need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I started working with the Elizabeth Stone House (ESH) as a volunteer hiker, raising money for the organization. Through the hike, I had the opportunity to meet a few of the women whose lives had been changed by the services offered by the ESH. The personalized approach to each woman's situation and needs is really unique. I like that the goal is to help women lead independent lives, and be the best parents they can be. And the continued support for women and their children after they leave the ESH ensures long-term success.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I love working with the staff of ESH and helping the beneficiaries of ESH reach their self-sufficiency goals. This organization is staffed with people who work very hard for the wellbeing of not just the folks that reside at ESH, but also of the community as a whole. ESH tries, and succeeds, in teaching folks to be better informed about domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness, but also helps the children of those impacted by these societal ills to learn to stop the cycles that tend to come along when dealing with such ills. I have been involved with ESH for 5+ years now and have nothing but positive things to say about this organization. I can only hope that more folks in the Commonwealth and beyond learn about the wonderful mission of ESH and help ESH accomplish its goals.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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