Kate Smyth-Hammond


The Elizabeth Stone House 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 wellbeing, thereby contributing to the strength, resiliency, and health of the community we serve.

Clients will learn skills, develop confidence and gain access to resources they need to live competently, independently and safely. They will 1) survive the crises that bring them to us, 2) stabilize their personal lives, 3) strengthen their families, 4) take control of their finances, and 5) find permanent housing and keep it.

The Elizabeth Stone House was founded in 1974 as a residential alternative to institutionalization for women with mental illness. We believed there was a better way to aid these women and created a robust center for recovery and safe harbor for them. Our footprint extended to opening a domestic violence shelter—the first in the nation where women were encouraged to bring their children with them—and then, a transitional housing facility in Roxbury. Both are still in operation today.

Wrap-around support services, previously provided only to Elizabeth Stone House residents, were extended to all neighborhood residents in 1995. Two years later, the agency opened a Parent-Child Center to provide even better care for the children of adult clients. Financial literacy classes became a part of the agency’s programming in 1998. Parenting classes were extended to men in 2007. The shelter bucked convention in 2009 by welcoming its first transgender resident, and in 2011, the agency’s residential programming went co-ed as we welcomed the first male resident into the transitional housing program.

This history and concurrent momentum is now catalyzing a capital campaign to finance and construct a new building. We plan to break ground in 2016 and move in a year later. At the campaign’s conclusion, the Elizabeth Stone House will have an integrated supportive housing and community-based service complex that can offer expanded services to more than 2,000 clients and community members each year.

Funds raised: $1,600 of $1,500

Thank you donors
Kirstin Ledger : $50
Bravo sweet woman, you really are a wonderful human being! Big love X
Alyssa McInnis : $50
Lucy Sweeney : $25
Congrats Swiss!!!!! You can dooo itt! ??
Mary Ann Smyth-Hammond
Mountains...they are the cathedrals . You are my inspiration xoxo
John Hancock Matching Gift : $50
Kristen Wolsieffer : $100
You are an inspiration <3 proud to be your friend and a part of this community!
Jennifer Tench : $40
Ashley Zullo : $100
SWIZZY!! You are amazing! Thank you for all you do for WH!!
Annette Nash : $75
Proud of you, Kate!
Justin Van Der Horn Tiffany Co. Matching Gift : $40
Michael Hammond : $100
Shaun Merrill : $50
Brittney Manchester : $40
You Go Girl! So proud of you xoxo
Justin Van Der Horn : $40
Smash that goal, girl! Much love - Justin and Brad
Callan Smyth-Hammond : $50
GAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! GO BeeeeeGeeeeeee!!!!!
Erin Sulmonte : $50
Kevin Smyth-hammond : $100
Carolyn Wilson
Climb every mountain Ford every stream Follow every rainbow 'Till you find your dream -Julie Andrews Sound of Music
Jillian Scangas : $100
You are amazing! xoxo Jill and Norman
Denise Goldstein
Great job!
Diane Collins : $100
Good luck Katie. Love Diane, Eric, Casey and Steph
Stephen Nash : $100
Kathleen Smyth-Hammond
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