What we do

Our team provide support in 29 refuges across 11 London boroughs.

Last year, we supported over 3,600 adults and children to recover from the trauma of domestic abuse.

To see if Hestia provides support in your borough, click here.


Refuges

Our refuges are a place of safety for any mother and child made homeless by domestic abuse. We also offer emotional and practical support and ensure that every service user has an up-to-date risk assessment and support plan tailored to their needs.


Community based support

In addition to our refuge services, our Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA), Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and floating support teams supported almost 2,300 people living in the community who are at high risk of violence and abuse.


Children

Across the UK almost one million children are affected by domestic abuse every year, either directly through their own experience or indirectly by witnessing violence. In our refuge, your child will receive dedicated support from a Children and Family Worker. 

During school summer holidays, Hestia runs a six-week Summer Play Scheme providing activities and outings for mothers and their children across our refuges.

Funded through generous donations from the public, the Summer Play Scheme provides the mums and children with a safe and supported space to reconnect and create new happy memories.


UK SAYS NO MORE

UK SAYS NO MORE is national campaign to raise awareness for domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Find out more about UK says NO MORE


Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

Find out more about Bright Sky


The Corporate Alliance joins the Hestia family 

The Corporate Alliance, the leading charity working with employers to lessen the impact of domestic abuse in the workplace, has joined the Hestia family.

The strategic partnership will provide both organisations with an opportunity to increase networks and achieve greater results, continuing to support employers in changing their response to domestic abuse.

As an organisation focused on domestic abuse prevention, Hestia has considered the opportunity to work with employers, and the partnership with The Corporate Alliance becomes an opportunity to do so and strengthen our work around preventing abuse.

For more information, visit The Corporate Alliance. 


Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project is a community based women’s group in partnership with Angelou. Run by survivors for survivors, it provides support for women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse. The groups are facilitated by trained volunteers as well as the domestic abuse team from Hestia. All our volunteers have been either a resident at one of our refuges or previously attended one of our Butterfly Groups.

Download the Butterfly Project leaflet


Get support

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

The freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline is available on 0808 2000 247 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.


Contact

If you are from a local authority or commissioning body and would like to start working with Hestia, please contact Paula Murphy, Director of Performance & Development | [email protected] | +44 (0) 20 7378 3176