Hestia House opened its doors in May of 1981, and since that time has provided shelter and support for more than twelve thousand women and children.
Maritime women have had to fight hard for transition houses. It is important to note that in Saint John, as in many areas, the establishment of a transition house was a direct response by the community to address the issue of abuse against women.
"They provided comradeship. Until I got there, I didn't know it was happening to other women. It helped me feel less ashamed, helped me realize it wasn't my fault and I wasn't the only one in New Brunswick who was feeling this pain."
Our Programs Offer
Assistance in planning for the future
Information, referral and advocacy
Support and counselling
House meetings and individual counseling
Group and individual programs
Children support program
Shelter & Support
Hestia House provides shelter and support for up to 24 women and their children. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with seven full-time and three part-time staff.