Donate to Hestia

When you donate to Hestia, you help people like Nina and her children to recover from trauma and find a life beyond crisis. 

Nina’s story: "When we arrived at Hestia’s refuge, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe we had left."

"I still remember the day I decided to leave my husband. I had two suitcases and I remember telling the children we must be quick.  

Things had been very hard at home before I decided to leave. I was married for ten years and during that time my husband controlled my life and enjoyed publicly humiliating me.

At first I stayed for the children but when my daughter, who was seven years old, told me that she had heard her father saying that he wanted to kill me, I knew I had to leave.

When we arrived at Hestia’s refuge, I was in shock. I couldn’t believe I had left, I was so relieved. That one room we had felt like a mansion.

While at the refuge I got some support for my depression and I know what I need to do now to keep mentally healthy.

I would say to other women in a similar situation that the best thing you can do is leave. You will rebuild yourself again and nothing is worth that stress. I kept quiet for so long and I realise now that there were people who would have helped me."

If you wish to donate by cheque, enquire about donating or have any questions about fundraising at Hestia please contact the team at [email protected].

All names changed to protect anonymity.