Last year, Hestia supported nearly 900 adults who had escaped modern slavery and over 300 dependent children. 1 in 4 women arrived at our service either pregnant or with young infants. Two thirds of all women had been forced in sexual exploitation. The horrific experiences they’ve been through are unimaginable.

These adults and children were trafficked from 71 countries

For many, they didn’t know they were in England until they escaped. Despite freedom, many victims of modern slavery continue to experience extreme poverty and rely on donations to provide for their most basic needs.

Your second hand smartphone could transform their lives.

Many victims can’t speak English. To rebuild their lives it is vital for them to learn. Hestia has been offered 500 free licenses for uTalk, the language learning specialist app and we now need mobile phones for victims to begin learning.

London is an alien place to victims who don’t have access to a map. Many victims struggle to turn up to important meetings such as legal and counselling appointments because with little money for travel they often get lost whilst trying to find their way on foot.

Babies grow up so fast. The new mothers in our service have no means of taking photos of them or recording them as they grow – something small – but important in giving meaning to their lives.

It can feel incredibly lonely in a big city. The victims we support are isolated with no ability to contact family or friends back home. A smartphone would enable them to make contact for the first time with WiFi connection.

How can you help?

Rally your colleagues and collect your unwanted smartphone and charger and send them to our head office at London Bridge. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to drop them off at our office. If you don't have a smartphone and still want to help, you can give using the donation button below. 

Our address is Hestia, Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street, London, SE1LB

Contact [email protected] for more information