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.
Elizabeth Stone House clients will find confidence, learn skills, and gain access to resources needed to live competently, independently and safely.
Transparency: (clarity) (clear expectations with clients about what they will receive and how ESH will provide support, opportunities for input from staff and clients concerning significant decisions, open processes of communication)
Appropriateness of services: (supportive and sensitive staff, adapting to needs of client, trained and competent professionals providing evidence-based services)
Outcome-orientation: (remain focused on results; use of appropriate technology and communications tools to measure, record, and report on results; make organizational decisions and provide services based on what is more likely to improve client outcomes)
Continual improvement: (continual feedback of outcomes to improve service delivery; adapting staffing and service models to fit changing needs of clients)
Urgency of work: (identify problems and potential barriers to improvement as they arise; respond quickly, efficiently, relentlessly)
Elizabeth Stone House Services
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 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.
Elizabeth Stone House Facts
The Elizabeth Stone House helps individuals and families rebuild their lives after experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse and other forms of trauma. The Stone House provides residential and non-residential programs, as well as an emergency shelter for those who are in immediate need.
The Stone House’s residential programs include a three-month Domestic Violence Shelter and an 18-month Transitional Housing Program. Additionally, the Stone House provides a number of community support groups and personal economic development programs.
The Elizabeth Stone House was founded in 1974 and is located in Roxbury, MA. Primarily, the Stone House serves adults and families from the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain areas.
Funding for the Elizabeth Stone House is received through government, corporation, and foundation grants, as well as individual donations and the annual Wilderness Heals pledge hike.
Elizabeth Stone House by the Numbers
Annually, the Stone House serves approximately:
- 450 individuals
- 100 children
- 20 adults in the domestic violence shelter
- 15 children in the domestic violence shelter
- 30 adults in transitional housing
- 30 children in transitional housing
- 350 community-based clients
For detailed information, view the Elizabeth Stone House's profile on The Giving Common
, an initiative of the Boston Foundation.