Stone House, formerly Elizabeth Stone House, supporting adult and child domestic violence survivors since 1974, suffered serious flooding in the early hours of Monday, January 11th, 2021 in our nearly completed new domestic violence center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
The sprinkler system activated and ran unabated for half an hour causing devastating damage to new resident apartments and the new trauma-informed child care center. We had planned to welcome homeless and housing insecure domestic violence survivors and their children to their new home on January 21st, 2021, but are now delayed until Spring.
After several years of planning and fundraising, and months of construction through COVID-19, we were just two weeks shy of the grand opening of this new facility when the flooding occurred. This new hurdle comes as we are already working through the pandemic and a drastic increase in demand of our services.
The flood has cost us dearly in time, funding and client safety. Even a day in the life of a survivor – especially a child – can feel like a lifetime.
Now 32 domestic violence survivors and their families are counting on us to quickly rebuild and recover, while we also maintain critical support and services to thousands more. Stone House needs your help to raise additional funds for flood relief costs not covered by insurance and for continued operations and recovery. Any donation will make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to our new home, our families and our community.
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Stone House makes a difference in our community by caring for and protecting adult and child survivors of domestic abuse, and helping them rebuild safe, secure, independent lives of purpose and self-fulfillment. (www.elizabethstonehouse.org)