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Mission Statement

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 .


The Elizabeth Stone House was founded in 1974 and is located in Roxbury, MA. Primarily, the Stone House serves women and families from the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain areas. The Stone House helps homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse and other forms of trauma. Annually, the Stone House now serves more than 600 individuals.

To achieve its mission, 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 case management, support groups and classes for both Stone House and neighborhood residents
  • Financial literacy and job search classes
  • Therapeutic child care, case management, and family-centered activities for the children of our adult clients




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Average Review 6 reviews

Would you recommend The Elizabeth Stone House?

by Ashley M. (February 19, 2013)
I have participated in The Elizabeth Stone House's Wilderness Heals for the past 3 years and believe strongly in what this organization stands for. The services the house provides to both its residents and the community are much needed and very well done. I would definitely recommend The Elizabeth Stone House as a great place to volunteer!
by Sherri S. (February 18, 2013)
I have hiked with Wilderness Heals for 2 years now, and really enjoy this fund raising activity. As I learned more about the Elizabeth Stone House, I wanted to contribute even more, and pursued a position on their board of directors. I serve as clerk, and am excited to start working on a capital campaign for a new building that will allow the ESH to provide even more services to the community.
by Megan N. (February 17, 2013)
I have been involved with the Stone House since 2009, and have been touched, encouraged, and inspired by the work that they do. Volunteers are not an outside source of assistance, but rather they become part of a community.
by Jessica C. (February 17, 2013)
The Elizabeth Stone House is an amazing organization that does a world of good for its clients. They provide a range of services to the individuals and families they serve because they are fully committed to helping them get to a point where they can live safe, happy, productive and fulfilling lives. This organization puts its resources toward serving those in need, not towards extra frills around the office. I am continually impressed by the work that they do as well as by the passion and dedication of the staff and the volunteers. This organization is doing wonderful things.
by Erika W. from Saugus, MA (January 29, 2013)
In addition to housing, the Elizabeth Stone House provides countless resources to its surrounding communities. From an extensive holiday drive to providing grocery store gift cards to those who knock on their door, the Elizabeth Stone House exhausts every opportunity to support those in need! From parenting groups to case management, every service provided is thoughtful and professional. The Executive Director, Nancy Hess, as well as her staff, are incredibly passionate and committed to the cause! Experiencing their drive compels you to give in any way that you can. I adore this organization and all that it provides for our communities!
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