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Stone House

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Financial Counseling, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Mission: Stone House makes a difference in our community by caring for and protecting adult and child survivors of domestic abuse, and helping them rebuild safe, secure, independent lives of purpose and self-fulfillment.

Results: During fiscal year 2020, despite a pandemic: 440 adult survivors increased their self-efficacy through our services. 258 children and parents reinforced bonds between them through family strengthening activities. 86 survivor parents gained parenting skills in classes and support groups. 51 households found safe haven in shelter, transitional housing or stable permanent housing. 47 survivors moved closer to financial stability through financial literacy counseling and classes.  4,235 meals and 750 items of clothing were provided to survivors.

Target demographics: domestic violence survivors

Geographic areas served: Greater Boston

Programs: Stone House provides: Emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence Transitional housing for 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.

Community Stories

113 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is full of love respect helpful people at stone house no matter what you go through they never judge you i have been with the program for many years left for awhile came back for support and help and yes the door remained open and stone accepted me back with open arms ruth rollins the best of the best she has helped me in so many ways pertaining to showing up at court with me in the past support dv group great advice the list goes on recently a few months ago i got support for housing through rrhp i was introduced to chau-de lewis josephina pires great people program as well i tell you the list of positive support friendly professional loving goes on elizabeth stone house is the best program i have ever seen in life they are my family for life thank you to everyone for everything i appreciate and love you all to the moon and back

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the ESH for many years. As part of our company effort, we come in the Spring to assist with planting outdoors and painting rooms to freshen them for the new tenants. I believe in the power of community to heal and ESH is a powerful partner for change in supporting victims of domestic violence- adults and children. Keep up the great work Elizabeth Stone House!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A fantastic charity truly making a significant impact in the lives of many families in the Boston area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of working with Elizabeth Stone House "ESH" for almost two (2) years now. ESH provides women not only with immediate response care related to circumstances of domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse, but also with continuing care and access to resources to help their clients achieve stability within their lives. Even in the times of COVID-19, ESH is still offering courses, housing and resources to their clients. I'm proud to be a small part of this amazing community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been donating and volunteering with ESH (through my company's corporate sponsorship) for a little less than a year. In my short time volunteering, I have been able to see the impact that ESH has made for domestic abuse survivors. This is an organization that I am proud to contribute to.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a member of the Natixis team working with Elizabeth Stone House, I have to say that the staff are completely top-shelf in how they support the community. The team continues to find clever and innovative ways to help their members in need, and it is truly an honor to be able to support them through our charitable team.

Please continue to do the great work you do, in helping to shape better communities for our future!

Brian B.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently begun volunteering at Stone House on a tech project to connect adults and child survivors to critical on-line safety counseling and on-line learning via donated laptops. I have been so impressed by the hard work of the dedicated Stone House staff to find creative ways to continue to provide vital and lifesaving resources to a vulnerable but resilient community of survivors - both adults and children - particularly during a global pandemic with a dramatic rise of dv incidents as a direct ripple effect of the virus. I can't speak highly enough about the great work that is being accomplished at the Stone House and encourage all to support this incredible organization with your time, talents and treasure in whatever amount you are able.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has made a profound difference by empowering women and children. Their collective efforts have enhanced communities, led to awareness and prevention, and generated many role models.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ESH is one of the most noteworthy and game changing organizations in the US. The mission, impact, and outcomes are profound. I highly urge any person looking to make a difference and gain meaning to consider getting involved with ESH.

Maria128

Board Member

Rating: 5

The work that Elizabeth Stone House does for DV survivors, their kids and the community is amazing. Not only do they provide hope for a better future but they also work with their clients to truly break the circle of violence by providing the resources needed to recover and establish a life where the client becomes independent.
The staff is amazing. Not only do they care about each client and help them succeed but are always looking for creative ways to assist clients and help keep them safe especially during this trying Covid-19 crisis. From providing burn phones which can be the only lifeline a client may have, and is the difference between life or death, to providing necessities such as food and toiletries to both clients and the community who have been adversely impacted from job losses due to quarantine, to finding creative ways to bring new clients into the residence through the use of hotels to not only keep the DV survivor safe but also to quarantine them and keep existing residents safe.
Elizabeth Stone house is always willing to go above and beyond to help survivors in need.
I have been volunteering with Elizabeth Stone House for almost a decade and only became a board member a couple of years ago. Watching them bring hope to the hopeless and changing DV survivors lives to become independent has been a true blessing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm impressed and inspired by how resilient the Stone House staff and leadership have been coping during the Pandemic. They've continued to provide all the same essential services, and innovated new ways to do so. They not only quickly transitioned their work practices to the new realities, but did this on top of planning for an already challenging transition to our new facility that is under construction. My thanks and admiration go out to the Stone House employees who are "on the front lines" meeting our residents and clients in person where remote interventions are not possible. The community's needs didn't take a hiatus because of Covid-19 - in fact they've gotten even more serious. But I'm confident that the Stone House is up to the task and will emerge even stronger. I was honored to be asked to serve on the board, and I feel even more honored to do so every year since then.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member, donor and a veteran hiker for Wilderness Heals, I am honored that I get the opportunity to help in fulfilling our mission to help those in need. The Stone House and it’s marvelous staff do is grueling, intense, and very much needed work to break cycles of violence and addiction. This organization and its staff are always growing and evolving and all of that hard work will only lead to better outcomes for the community we serve. Thank you for all the work you do and please continue striving to help our most vulnerable populations.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Does a wonderful job of helping families really deal with all of the aspects of domestic violence. I have been doing their annual wilderness heals hike for 6+ years (next year is their 25th year) and it has been a wonderful experience that I would recommend to others. The staff is wonderful and the mission is very important. I also started serving on their Board and hope to continue to be able to help this organization grow and succeed.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Board of the Elizabeth Stone House for 10 years. The growth in program,facility,and impact on the community during this time has been nothing less than awesome! Now poised to complete and occupy a brand new facility in the heart of Egleston Square the Elizabeth Stone House will vault up to even greater importance as an asset to this distressed but phenomenally resilient community.
As a retired social worker my support and involvement with the Stone House continues to swell my heart with hope and optimism for the future. The work and effort that I see in the Stone House staff and clientele is a constant reminder of the shared and irrepressible goodness of humanity even in the face of unimaginable adversity in our daily struggles..

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been on the Board of the Elizabeth Stone House for almost ten years and I find myself believing and supporting their mission more strongly with each year. As a retired child welfare social worker I know that the trauma of family violence is forever in the psyche of the person affected by it. I truly believe that the only effective antidote is the love and care that is received after the initial pain of the event. Trust can only be restored by learning to trust again and this requires caring people like those of the Stone House to help rebuild it day by day, hour by hour in small and large acts of kindness and support. This world would be a colder place without the Elizabeth Stone House and this is why I'm proud to write this review in support of these great folks.

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Rating: 5

I continue to be impressed by the work done by the Elizabeth Stone House (ESH), particularly during this COVID-19 era. Despite being quarantined,they continue to offer remote services to those living in their housing as well as those in the surrounding community. Additionally they are managing the construction of a new facility that will enable them to double the size of those they serve as well as expand their offerings. I am very pleased with what they have accomplished!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board member for the Elizabeth Stone House for 2 years now and I continue to be impressed by this organization's Staff and Board with regard to their commitment and skill in serving those individuals and families whose lives have been effected by domestic violence. ESH is a high functioning organization that makes a significant contribution to both its residents and its neighboring community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a member of the Elizabeth Stone House board, and also have been a donor for over 20 years because I know how much this organization means to the people and communities it serves. I am tremendously excited about the ongoing growth and expansion in the services ESH provides, both to residents and the community, and about ESH's new building under construction that will give much-needed space for ESH to provide those services. The ESH staff is among the most committed, dedicated, and hard-working people I've ever known, and it is a true pleasure to hear reports of the specific work they're doing in our regular meetings. Since the Covid virus struck, I have been tremendously impressed with the way management and staff established ways to continue to serve both residents and those in the community seeking our services, including those suffering domestic violence in their homes. It is a particularly difficult time for people stuck at home now, including children, in an unsafe environment, and ESH has gone above and beyond to be there for those seeking help. I am proud to be a part of this organization, and it is a privilege to serve on the board.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board member for over 10 years and my family's involvement with the Stone house dates back about 20 years. This organization is relatively small in size, but mighty in its effect on the communities it serves. And now ESH is about to begin construction of a new building that will allow ESH to expand to serve more than three times the number of residents and community members it currently serves, and the need is very great. I could not be more proud and gratified to be involved with the Elizabeth Stone House; the extremely dedicated and hard-working staff deserve more than the 5 stars permitted here!

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Bill83

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member of the Elizabeth Stone House and hear about its incredible work all the time. I am consistently impressed with the people on staff and their way of supporting our program participants in a holistic, affirming way that truly saves and changes lives. We all know that domestic violence is a truly horrible issue, made even more so in this time of Covid-19. I can honestly say that the Elizabeth Stone House is making our residents and program participants better, stronger and more resilient which makes our own world better. As the saying goes, if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together. If we want to make true progress, together, on domestic violence, go with the Elizabeth Stone House. They know what they are doing and are doing it so well.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 3

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Board Member

Rating: 5

So many of the women who arrive at the Elizabeth Stone House fleeing domestic violence, or otherwise seeking help, arrive with children. The children are typically as traumatized as their parents. It's the work that this organization does to help these children that originally attracted me to the Stone House over 25 years ago, when my wife and I began contributing monetarily. I joined the board of the Elizabeth Stone House in 2014, just as the capital campaign for a new building was ramping up. This new building will enable the Elizabeth Stone House to obtain state day-care licensure for the Parent-Child Center, which will greatly expand the services provided to these children and their mothers. This new building will also support increased community programs as well as shelter and housing.

We also chose to support the Elizabeth Stone House because we believe contributions in the amounts we can afford to make, have a bigger impact when donated locally, rather than to a giant national organization.

Eric Peterson

Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently joined the board for the Elizabeth Stone House. Prior to joining, I volunteeed for 7 years. The work that they do for survivors of domestic violence and their children truly make an impact and help break the cycle of violence. In addition, the services they provide not just for their residents and their children but also to the surrounding community are helping to create better lives and opportunities for individuals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Elizabeth Stone House for over five years. I’m currently the official Santa Claus of ESH. The children are always excited to see Santa and unwrap their presents. To know the various challenges these children have encountered with their families, and to see them experience these moments of joy during the holiday is both humbling and inspirational. It is an absolute honor and pleasure to put on the red suit and help bring some happiness to the children of ESH.

During my time at ESH, I have witnessed the tremendous care and effort the ESH staff has dedicated to the families they work with. I have seen the positive impact the Elizabeth Stone House has made in countless people’s lives.

Elizabeth Stone House is doing remarkable work for so many families in the Roxbury community. However, much help is still needed. Any monetary donations and time spent volunteering goes a long way and is greatly appreciated by the entire Elizabeth Stone House family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I support the Elizabeth Stone House because of their holistic approach. They help the clientele be strong where they are with focused programs that help people become survivors, leading healthy, safe lives

Emma M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ESH is heavily involved in making the community a better place through their services and compassion. I have been attending some of their fundraising events over the past few years and I intend to continue supporting their great work!

Taylor L.3

Donor

Rating: 5

My company has decided to sponsor the ESH for the second year in a row. We believe that there are many children & woman who deserve the help they may need in order to get out of situations that are not beneficial to their well being. The ESH goes above & beyond to help these woman and children!

Donor

Rating: 5

Our company is choosing to sponsor the Elizabeth Stone House's Wilderness Heals fundraiser for a second year. We believe in the work and growth of the organization and strive to give back to communities wherever we can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our company chose to sponsor the Stone House and its annual fundraiser because we believe in its work to support survivors of domestic violence. It's important to us that we give back and make a meaningful impact whenever and wherever possible.

William Hess
General Manager
Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member of the Elizabeth Stone House for about 2 years. I chose to serve on the board because I strongly believe in its approach to working with survivors of domestic violence and related trauma. The approach illustrates an understanding of the complex and different ways DV and related trauma shows up in a survivor's life, and a willingness/commitment to meet survivors where they are.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Elizabeth Stone House for only about 3 years. In that time, though, I have been thoroughly impressed with its people and its performance. First of all, the people that work for ESH are truly amazing and completely committed to its important mission. They know they are changing lives and even saving lives every day. I have met and/or worked with people in the management of the organization, development and program delivery. I have worked with subject matter experts who know domestic violence and how to work to help survivors, the whole family, not just the women, move forward. I also know the performance. I have met some clients of ESH and each and every one of them attest to the impact being connected to ESH has had on their lives. It has changed them and saved them. They love ESH and for good reason. The mission of ESH is so important and worthwhile. If you care about addressing DV in the city of Boston, please support the Elizabeth Stone House. Your donation is well spent and will do so much good.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I are long-term donors and supporters. I value so many things about the work ESH does, but perhaps most important is their unrelenting emphasis on caring for the children of DV survivors. The trauma of DV has the most significant impact upon the youngest survivors. Untreated, they can experience lifelong negative physical, mental, emotional, educational, and social outcomes. The therapeutic childcare and programming for kids at ESH addresses their trauma, and re-builds bonds with their non-offending parent. And I love that the new building will include intentional gross-motor space designed for healing physical play!

-Laura Peterson

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Elizabeth Stone House is an amazing organization that offers a broad range of services and support for the families and individuals they serve with transitional house, domestic violence shelter and other supportive services. The Stone House focuses on providing assistance to individuals and families, that assistance can range from teaching parenting skills, addiction and recovery services, financial training, and a safe place to share their stories in a loving supportive environment. I have had the privilege to serve on the board of ESH for many years and seen the organization grow and mature. By January 2019 we will break ground on a new building and facility that will ensure that the programs can be expanded and more families will benefit from the services provided by ESH.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with the Elizabeth Stone House through the Wilderness Heals women's hike. I had such a good experience that I came back for a second year and was asked to be a leader. I care about this social issue and believe in the work they do. Everyone I've met who works with the Stone House as well as the people I've talked with who use its services have a positive experience. They have created and keep fostering an incredible community I'm happy to be a part of.

Board Member

Rating: 4

This organization works so hard for the community that it serves both in everyday situations and in emergencies.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We live in a culture which throws away women & children.
What is more important than an institution which not only protects & shelters this population, but gives them the deeper sustenance to realize their value, intrinsic beauty & potential?
We all know how one kind word can make a day; The Elizabeth Stone House is full to the brim with kind words, kind actions, friendship & encouragement.
Let's give them all the support we can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found out about the Elizabeth Stone House in 1983 and was so impressed by their compassion, vision & success that I've been a supporter ever since.
As the years have past ESH's programs have only gotten stronger. The women they serve have had the support they need to empower themselves; their children are reborn into a life of possibilities & our entire community is enriched.
When we support the Elizabeth Stone House, we honor not just these women in need, we honor all the women in our lives.


Volunteer

Rating: 5

For seven years, I participated in Wilderness Heals, a women's 3-day hike, to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House. The staff at the Stone House are on the ground and in the trenches on a daily basis, doing the important work of keeping women and their children safe. There are very few organizations that do anything similar to what this nonprofit is able to offer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been supporting the Elizabeth Stone House for more than 15 years. I started as a Wilderness Heals hiker, an experience that changed my life while allowing me to raise money to support the women and children of the Stone House. I've never heard of a nonprofit that provides wrap around services as effectively as they do, ensuring that women can bring their children with them whenever they're fleeing a domestic violence situation. I'll continue supporting them for many years to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Do not donate to the ESH. They discriminate against children who havxe disabilities!! My son has trauma and PSTD. He was talked about by staff and made fun of by the childcare staff and later terminated from the DV program because he had trauma and used bad language as a result of his trauma. The staff uses worse language as do the residents. We were put out with no place to go. The ESH is being sued for violating ADA.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the Board for about 10 years, and I continue to serve because of the amazing leadership and staff there. They have had a positive impact on the lives of so many people, including not only Elizabeth Stone House residents, but also those in the surrounding areas who have benefited from ESH's community programs. I cannot say enough about the commitment of the folks working at ESH, and being associated with what they do is a great honor.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Stone House, was part of the first Wilderness Heals Hike (and 2 others), and iI work for a social service agency. The staff are so down to earth....real people...approachable and respectful. Lifelong connections are made when you are involved with this agency.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization for some time, volunteering for events to reestablish women's trust in men and serving as a "big brother" to a young resident of the shelter. This is an incredible organization that does so much for its residents, giving them an escape from unsafe living situations and providing all the tools they may need to get them back on their feet. I have witnessed countless success stories and life turn-arounds and am proud to be a part of this nonprofit. The staff and other volunteers have hearts of gold and are incredibly dedicated to the cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Exceptional organization providing loving and caring support to families fleeing abusive homes. The staff and volunteers here exhibit a true sense of empathy for these woman and children and I'm proud to have worked with them all.

Kate G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I well remember the annual Wilderness Heals (fundraising) hike in the White Mountains in NH I did with the ESH a few years ago. What an experience. Memorable. Delightful. Extremely well organized. Staying in the huts. Being woken up by someone gently singing w a guitar. Home-cooked meals at long group tables. Hard hiking and beautiful views everywhere.
I definitely saw the values, care, and thoroughness of the ESH organization in action. Very impressive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Elizabeth Stone House is an invaluable resource to so many families. As a volunteer, I help to raise funds for the Stone House through their annual pledge hike, and also give what I can of my own money. I know that my giving and fundraising is having an impact because it goes toward operating costs that most grants won't cover, like running the parent-child center on site. While the Stone House has a strong reach in the local community, they are currently only able to serve a relatively small portion of those experiencing domestic violence and related issues in this part of Boston. DV is SO widespread. That's why I am thrilled that they are raising funds to build a new facility that will expand their services and capacity to reach more clients. I hope that our community can support them in this effort and help to meet a critical need! Their plans for expansion seem intentional, and the clients and staff are truly worth it based on my experience interacting with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A domestic violence survivor back in 2006. The Elizabeth Stone House helped me move up and on in a supportive environment. I participated in the Wilderness Heals Hike, as well. Which only increased my internal strength and confidence, with the leadership provided.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Elizabeth Stone House is instrumental in supporting the lives of so many of its residents and community members in the Roxbury, MA area. Without ESH, so many women and their children would not have a place of safety to go to from domestic violence where they are cared for not only in a time of crisis, but on an ongoing basis until they achieve self sufficiency. ESH provides the wrap around services that are needed in order for families to achieve true stability. I am very grateful for being associated with this wonderful organization and its dedicated staff.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ESH supports women in gaining their independence and building strong families. A unique and successful approach

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

https://paleopowerprepper1.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/three-days-in-the-white-mountains-happiness/

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

NBGR

Donor

Rating: 5

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 .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in the Wilderness Heals annual fundraising event held by the Elizabeth Stone House this past July. It's a 3 day hiking event for women in the White Mountains of NH. The Stone House staff and event were so well organized and care about those they serve. Highly recommend supporting this non profit.

Beth111

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Elizabeth Stone House is an amazing organization helping its community. The Stone House works with each client to address their individual needs and establish an appropriate plan for treatment and/or rehabilitation. They realize the equal importance of safety, self-sufficiency and economic stability for clients' success. The children of adult clients also receive special care to treat the various traumatic experiences they have endured. Entire families benefit from the services of the Elizabeth Stone House.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!