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Established 1974
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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.


Westminster House
- Oct 23, 2019

Topping Off Ceremony Held for Westminster House in Roxbury Earlier this week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Elizabeth Stone House, the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) and the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development for a topping off ceremony of the new headquarters for the Elizabeth Stone House, a nonprofit organization serving survivors of domestic violence. The mixed-use building will have 32 units of affordable rental housing and will provide additional services to more than 2,000 individuals each year through a licensed childcare center and space to expand its services and community programming.  Everybody deserves a safe place to live, and a place to call home," said Mayor Walsh. "The Elizabeth Stone House provides a valuable and essential safe space for victims of domestic violence. I want to thank all partners involved for their dedication in bringing this project to life that will allow the Elizabeth House to save even more lives." The project will be a five-story 56,500-square-foot building at the corner of Westminster Avenue and Washington Street in Roxbury, comprised of 32 affordable housing rental units on the three upper floors. The first and ground floors will contain a licensed childcare center, offices for administrative and service work, and several programming rooms. The new Elizabeth Stone House is expected to open in late summer of 2020. 

Westminster House
- Aug 29, 2019

Plumbing Permit Pulled for Westminster House in Roxbury A plumbing permit, with an estimated value of $500K, has been pulled for the upcoming affordable housing development Westminster House in Roxbury.  The building will include 32 rental units, 9 of which will be reserved for homeless or formerly homeless families.    

Westminster House
- Aug 08, 2019

Foundation Work Underway for Westminster House in Roxbury Foundation work is ongoing along Washington Street in Roxbury for the upcoming Westminster House. The four-story project is set to include 32 affordable rental units, 9 of which will be reserved for homeless families. Along with the rental units the building will also contain public meeting space, classrooms, and childcare facilities. 

Westminster House
- Apr 01, 2019

Westminster House Receives $7.469 Million in Financing The approved project at 3012 Washington Street in Roxbury has received $7.469 million in financing from Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation. The upcoming four-story building featuring 32 affordable residential rental units. Nine units at Westminster House will be reserved for homeless or formerly homeless families.

Westminster House
- Dec 13, 2017

32 affordable housing units approved in Egleston Square Westminster House, an upcoming affordable housing building located at 3012 Washington Street on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square, has received final approval for construction. Following the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)’s approval of the project at yesterday’s meeting, construction of the four-story building, which will contain 32 apartments, can now proceed. Developed by social services nonprofit Elizabeth Stone House, the 3012 Washington Street development has been in the works since 2009 and was originally proposed to contain 27 units. The building will also feature a daycare for residents and neighbors, offices for Elizabeth Stone House and 20 parking spaces.

Westminster House
- Oct 21, 2016

BPDA approves changes to Westminster House for constructionAt last night's board meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved changes to the Westminster House project in Roxbury, namely an increase in residential units. Westminster House will now contain 30 to 36 affordable residential units, up from previously approved 27. Nine units will now be reserved for homeless or formerly homeless families.

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