Our Mission at Hestia House is to provide a safe supportive environment for women and women with children who are victims of family violence, and to provide opportunity for change.

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.

Hestia House has a leadership team dedicated to supporting domestic violence survivors by providing a positive living environment with a culture that encourages self-improvement and help to achieving productive independent lives.


Carley Parish

Sarah Rouse

Jill Sheppard


Stephanie Thomilson

Ellen Desmond

Kelly Hare

Greg Zed

Kelley McIntyre

Sherilyn Cheeks

Executive Director

Melissa Martin