At Hestia we support adults and children in times of crisis.
We deliver services across London and the surrounding regions, as well as campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect the people we work with.
Last year we supported 14,007 men, women and children.
This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond a crisis. We are supported by nearly 950 volunteers across London who provide specialist skills such as art therapy, yoga, IT, gardening and cooking, as well as befriending and fundraising.
We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public sector organisations to campaign for an end to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
The Hestia Approach
The Hestia Approach represents our commitment to making the most effective interventions possible in the lives of those who use our services.
Our approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to people’s lives it is essential that we work with them as equals. Our expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and we believe this gives us a great deal to contribute, but we never impose our ideas. After all, our service users are the experts in their own lives.
Our vast experience, however, enables us to maintain hope for recovery is possible when our service users are without hope. Against common misconceptions, it is our view that people are not trapped as a consequence of traumatic past experiences, their circumstances, or by labels imposed on them by other organisations, but instead we believe in the healing power of positive human connections and endeavour to develop therapeutic relationships that empower.
Everything the Hestia Approach encompasses, every value, behaviour, action and attitude, is solely for the purpose of helping us more skillfully unlock the potential of our service users so that they are empowered to forge their own recovery and can create fulfilling lives of their own choosing.