Hestia began providing support to adults in crisis in 1970 after founder Jim Horne experienced street homelessness in London. He started a soup run for men and women living on the streets and worked with local authorities to provide accommodation. Within the year, over 800 people were provided with a safe space to sleep at night.
Since then, Hestia has grown to support over 9,000 adults and children in crisis across London every year. We provide support for those experiencing domestic abuse, modern slavery and mental health needs.
Hestia is now the largest provider of domestic abuse refuges in London and supports more victims of modern slavery than any organisation nationwide.
As we move forward in to a new chapter of Hestia, we will continue to keep the voices of the adults and children in our services at the heart of our work.