I participated in the three-day pledge hike first time this year in July to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House. It was a very well organized event that I felt proud of being a part of it. Every penny raised will go to support residents of ESH that I believe has been vital for the community to help support women and their families who had experienced hardship in their lives. I will continue to support ESH in its great effort to help support women to regain control of their lives.
I have been volunteering with this org for over two years - the staff and mission are exemplary. I'm thoroughly impressed with the efforts, results, and momentum.
The work of the Elizabeth Stone House reflects their deeply held values of believing that all people deserve respect, support, and hope on their life journeys towards healing after experiencing homelessness. Their programs both within their shelter, and in the community they serve, have mitigated the effects of violence and trauma experience by women and their children. Through their connection to the Elizabeth Stone House staff and other members of the ESH community they have restored their confidence, moved towards self-sufficiency, and found resiliency in themselves and their community. For the past 12 years I have hiked with Wilderness Heals to raise money to support their programming. I come back to hike each year because I believe in their values, programs, and to support their work with women, children and families.
As a retired Social Worker in the fields of child abuse and domestic violence I am honored to volunteer my time to the Elizabeth Stone House. I am constantly impressed by the dedication ,skill, and compassion that the staff bring to this very difficult and challenging work everyday.
This is more than a vocation for the people that work there. It is a calling and a ministry.
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 provides emergency and transitional housing for families victimized by domestic abuse. If that was all it did, ESH would be wonderful. But there is so much more. ESH works with its women residents to teach them life skills to put them on the road to success. ESH takes lovingly care of its children and works to mitigate the terrible effects of the trauma they have suffered. ESH makes its residents and community stronger by using the stories and life experiences of its "graduates" to help show the paths to success and help the current residents build wonderful , meaningful lives filled with dignity and purpose.
The Elizabeth Stone House is an amazing nonprofit that not only provides quick-emergency help for people but also long-term support to help them move forward!
I am a volunteer fundraiser for the Elizabeth Stone House through Wilderness Heals. What keeps me coming back is the fact that this organization really supports its clients, in many ways and in ways that allow individual success. The Stone House is a journey for its clients, not just a quick fix. Keep up the amazing work!
I have been hiking to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House through Wilderness Heals for 6 years. 4 of those years I have volunteered my time to be a team leader for the 3-day pledge hike. I have visited their facilities and spoken with people in the community the Stone House has provided services to. Whether the services are residential or non-residential programs, ESH clients are able to heal and grow so that they can reclaim control over their lives.
No group works harder, cares more deeply or spends money more wisely and carefully. Their work changes lives for women and families by breaking the cycle of homelessness caused by many difficulties. I've participated in their Wilderness Heals hiking fundraiser for five years, proudly raising money for their honorable and beneficial efforts. They're the best!
ESH supports women in gaining their independence and building strong families. A unique and successful approach
I've raised funds for the Elizabeth Stone House by participating on the Wilderness Heals hike for the past 3 summers. And I've served on the ESH Board of Directors for 1 year. The organization provides life-saving services to women and their children, and also provides programs and support to over 800 people in the community each year. It is a most exciting time for the ESH -- a new facility will eventually be built a few blocks from the current site, that will dramatically increase the programs that ESH can offer.
I am proud to be affiliated with the Elizabeth Stone House. Employees of the ESH are some of the most dedicated, professional, and caring people I've had the pleasure to meet. They are helping women change their lives, gain independence, and raise healthy, happy families.
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.