For over 40 years, Hestia House has worked to end domestic violence by offering a secure shelter to abused women and their children.
The programs provided by Hestia House help abused women and children feel safe, strong, and ready to rebuild their lives. Our programs include referrals to appropriate agencies and support groups for emotional, medical, legal, employment and housing needs.
Staff will offer completely confidential support, counselling, and information over the phone or at the House. Please note, we cannot offer counselling over email or social media as it is not a confidential way of communicating.
Please see below our Contact Options to discuss the options available to help you.
Business Line: 506-634-7571
24-hour Distress Line: 506.634.7570
Text Only Option: 506.566.6667
Community Health Centre
Domestic violence outreach workers are located at the community health centre. Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Domestic Violence Outreach
Saint John 506-632-5616 and 506-566-5960
Family Protection Unit
The Saint John Police Force Family Protection Unit investigates various types of crime involving children or families and provides information and referral services to victims and families.
Phone: (506) 648-3303
ONE Peel Plaza Saint John, NB E2L 0E1
Local Police or RCMP
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1
Kennebecasis Regional Police
Phone: (506) 717-0115
Saint John Police
Phone: (506) 648-3333
Phone: (506) 832-5566
Human Development Council
For a list of all community resources, services and programs in your area:
NB 2-1-1 (province wide)
For Emergencies Call 911
Hestia House is committed to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of the personal information of residents, volunteers, and donors. We value the trust placed in us, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.
We will only collect personal information when necessary, and only with your consent. We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was originally collected. We will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent, unless we are required to by law.
Residents of Hestia House are protected by a very strong commitment to confidentiality. However we cannot guarantee that private and confidential client information will be protected from subpoenas, search or coroner’s warrants or from the need to report suspected child abuse as required by legislation in all provinces and territories in Canada. In situations where we believe there is a significant and imminent risk of harm to self or others by a resident of Hestia House, we reserve the right to notify authorities or appropriate agencies.
For more information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information please visit the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.