Wilderness Heals is a pledge hike that builds and engages a community of supporters to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House families and individuals.
The three-day, all-female hike covers several parts of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Wilderness Heals route options offer a range of trails accessible to individuals with varying levels of experience. Hikers spend three days hiking and two nights at Appalachian Mountain Club huts, which provide beds, blankets, dinner and breakfast.
Round-trip transportation between Boston and the trailheads is provided. Hikers are required to participate in one training hike, attend a Mandatory Safety & Logistics meeting, and raise a minimum of $1,500.
Any woman who wants to meet the physical, emotional, and fundraising challenges of the hike is welcome to participate! Anyone is welcome to participate as a Virtual Hiker. This includes: seasoned hikers and new hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and newbies to nature, survivors of domestic violence or trauma and their supporters, and anyone seeking the opportunity to embark in adventure and camaraderie while raising money for an amazing cause!
About the Elizabeth Stone House
The Elizabeth Stone House helps homeless and at-risk survivors of domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse and other forms of trauma achieve greater safety and stability. The Stone House, located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, provides residential and non-residential programs, as well as an emergency shelter for those who are in immediate need.
In 2017, the Elizabeth Stone House:
For detailed information and a complete overview on the Elizabeth Stone House, visit the profile on The Giving Common, An Initiative of The Boston Foundation.