This week’s Top Under the Radar Charity in Massachusetts is the incredible Stone House. The charity partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma. Areas of focus include mental illness, housing instability, and substance misuse. The charity helps 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 organization currently serves 500 homeless or at-risk individuals each year. They seek to quadruple this number with their ‘Building with a Mission’ campaign.
Like all great charities, Elizabeth Stone House has a signature peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Wilderness Heals 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 2019, and over $1M over five years. 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.