It was the dedication of the members of the Trust and of those who supported them which kept them going in conditions which would seem almost impossible today.
The organisation later branched out into specialist support services, such as working with ex-offenders, and people with mental health needs. To avoid confusion with our sister organisation, St Mungo’s Housing Association, we changed our name to Hestia Housing and Support in June 1998. In Greek Mythology, Hestia is the goddess of hearth and home and our service users chose this as our new name.
We celebrated our 40 year anniversary in 2010 – to read about our history between 1970 and 2010, please download our timeline document. We continue to grow and are now the biggest provider of domestic abuse services in London.