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.
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.
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!
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 .
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been involved with the Elizabeth Stone House since 2008. They are a remarkable organization in that they continuously look at what they're doing and assess whether or not it is the most effective way to help it's clients. ESH continues to grow as an agency and provides support to families in countless ways. Their mission reflects the agency's efforts to provide resources that promote positive change for any individual who may need it.
The Elizabeth Stone House is a terrific organization. They offer 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 staff focus on the needs of the individuals and work hard to provide what that individual person/family needs. That can range from personal finance training, child rearing support, addiction recovery services and simply a chance to confide in and share their stories, aspirations and challenges.