This week’s Top Under the Radar Charity in Massachusetts is the incredible Elizabeth Stone House. Based in Jamaica Plain, the charity partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma – mental illness, housing instability and substance misuse – to achieve safety, stability, and overall well-being. Survivors learn skills, develop confidence and gain access to resources they need to live competently, independently and safely.
The Elizabeth Stone House currently serves 500 homeless or at-risk individuals each year and seeks to quadruple this number with their ‘Building with a Mission’ campaign (http://www.elizabethstone.org/building-with-a-mission/)
Like all great charities, Elizabeth Stone House has a signature peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Wilderness Heals (http://wildernessheals.elizabethstone.org/) is a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary, three-day, all-female pledge hike. The campaign is the charity’s largest fundraiser, raising more than $200,000 in 2017. Hikers from all walks of life join survivors of domestic violence in annual 3-day experience. The campaign proves once again that small groups can produce great results with peer to peer fundraising.
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