Wilderness Heals

Thank you for visiting the Wilderness Heals blog. Wilderness Heals is an all-women, three-day annual pledge hike that benefits the Elizabeth Stone House (ESH), a Boston-based emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and therapeutic community that provides services to women and children who are escaping violence and overcoming trauma. By encouraging hikers to set challenging physical, emotional, and financial goals, Wilderness Heals mirrors the experiences of hundreds of women who have sought help from the Stone House. Committing to hike is a way to grow personally while simultaneously standing in solidarity with women of the Stone House and women everywhere who are working to overcome the effects of violence in their lives.
Wilderness Heals 2011 will take place July 15-17, 2011. Registration materials may be downloaded here.
Go here to view the 2011 routes, and visit our Who's Who page to meet this year's team leaders and Recruitment Committee members.
Want to learn more? Visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Still have questions? Contact Erika Whyte, Wilderness Heals event coordinator, at 781-726-0551 or ewhyte@elizabethstone.org.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Hiker Makes Headlines

Emily Feinberg, an assistant professor of maternal and child health at Boston University's School of Public Health, was recently featured on BU Today for her contributions to the Elizabeth Stone House.

Hiking for a Cause
BU People: Emily Feinberg takes on mountains to raise money for women's health

By Jenny Brown

When Emily Feinberg takes a hike, she often does so with a mission: to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House, a Boston-based mental health facility and shelter that provides residential and community-based services to women and children escaping violence. For Feinberg, the mission started 10 years ago, when she saw a sign in her neighborhood for Wilderness Heals, an all-women three-day pledge hike in the White Mountains that benefits the facility. “I’m a very avid hiker, and I thought this would be a great way to go hiking and to support a community organization,” says Feinberg, an assistant professor of maternal and child health at the School of Public Health.

Read the rest of the story here.

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