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In the news: Alicia Settles

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Alicia Settles has been promoted to chief program officer of Stone House in Roxbury, which cares for and protects adult and child survivors of domestic abuse, and helps them rebuild safe, secure, independent lives.

In her new role, Settles will be responsible for continuing to develop the services for clients, speak for and lead the organization, invent new programming, implement systems and manage business relationships.

Settles has held a variety of positions at the organization since 2005. She began as an intern and volunteer coordinator before taking on successive roles with increasing responsibility, including family empowerment specialist, efforts-to-outcomes site administrator, family advocate and, most recently, case management supervisor.

“I have worked at Stone House since graduating college and have seen the growth of the organization and the success stories of the people we serve firsthand,” Settles said. “I’m honored to be promoted to serve as the chief program officer for Stone House and look forward to carrying on the tradition of creating innovative programming that meets the needs of the clients we serve.”

Settles, who lives in Hyde Park, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Simmons College.

“It was an easy decision to promote Alicia to the role of chief program officer,” said Nancy Owens Hess, chief executive officer. “No one understands Stone House better than Alicia, having been an integral part of our work family for over eighteen years. I’m confident she will successfully help lead the organization into the future.”

Stone House, formerly Elizabeth Stone House, was founded in 1974 as an alternative to institutionalization for women with mental health issues and has evolved into a robust, inclusive and essential home/community space for adult, child and family survivors of domestic violence. The organization’s integrated supportive housing and community-based service complex, which opened in 2022, has capacity to serve more than 2,000 clients and community members each year.

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