Elizabeth Stone House, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   45 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.
Geographic areas served: Greater Boston
Programs: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I write this review as a long time donor and supporter of the ESH. I have seen first hand the incredible impact that the ESH services do to those impacted by domestic violence. The many services they offer allow survivors and their children build their lives back and create healthy and functional lives. The work the staff at the ESH does is key to our community.

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I have been a donor and volunteer with the Elizabeth Stone House for the past 5 years. I am very impressed by the dedication of the staff and the trust that they have built both with their residents and the community. In talking to the residents, the Stone House staff is a family to them. This speaks volumes coming from individuals, mainly women and kids, who come to the house after surviving homelessness and abuse. Not only does Elizabeth Stone House provide them with shelter but they also work with the residents to achieve better lives for themselves and their kids and over the long run helps break the circle of violence

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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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2014

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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.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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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.

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

Increase their visibility in the communtiy and among local businesses.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a pleasure it's been for us to be a part of "whats happening" @ ESH. We are involved with getting the hikers up to the mountains for their annual hike.It's been many years since we started performing this service.... the reason for that is because it's their biggest fund raising...however we truly feel blessed by being a small part of these women living @ ESH ( w/ children) getting an opportunity for a new beginning and everyone needs an opportunity to be what they were created to be...thank you Elizabeth Stone House for your continued service and for having the heart to perform all that it takes

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of the Elizabeth Stone House through one of their employees and have been impressed with there structure and goals every since. They have created an environment that develops a connection to clients that makes it possible for them to believe they can change their life for themselves and their children. I think beside be very well organized with an exceptional staff they have not stray from their goal which is the improvement of the life and future of the individuals and families they work with.

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

Get more people aware of the work they do.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past several years I have both donated financially and voluteered with the Thanksgiving dinner and the Spring for Change Award celebration. I continue to find this to be a remarkable organization with their continued focus on helping the women and children within the Boston area to overcome challenges, build their confidence and position them for a successful future. The staff and volunteers are consistently looking for opportunities to improve the programs to optimize the desired impact.

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2013

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ESH's people, be they board members, volunteers, employees or beneficiaries (women, men, children and families), are an inspiration. The passion to improve lives is palpable when you meet them, but especially when you set foot at ESH. It is with great pleasure that I donate money and volunteer time to this organization and I would highly recommend that others do the same. I would also recommend visiting the Stone House, because a picture is worth a thousand words, but the live visual is worth millions.

All in all, it may be easier to donate to well known charities, but the truth is that you don't know exactly where your dollar goes. With ESH, you see your dollars in action and you see how much help just one of them can provide. As for volunteering, any amount of time is welcomed and you are always greeted with a happy face and a hug.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I donate and occasionally volunteer at Elizabeth Stone House. They are doing wonderful things for the women and children in their community and their dedication grows each year with new programs and soon a new facility. The whole team is wonderful.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at and donate to Elizabeth Stone House because their efforts give people a chance in life. They take people in dire circumstances, often victims of domestic abuse - women, children, and some men - and strive to not only deliver them from their predicaments but give them a foundation to succeed. And they have programs in place to help people sustain their improved lives.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I donate and occasionally volunteer with Elizabeth Stone House because the services they provide give people a shot in life. The women and children dealing with domestic violence aren't worried about acing a math test to become an engineer, practicing to become a star baseball player, or working with other community members to improve their neighborhood. They are trying to avoid the next acute trauma, they are wondering where their next meal might come from...The Elizabeth Stone House gives them a chance to live a life of freedom, rather than being controlled, a chance to thrive, rather than working hard to simply survive.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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