2018 Shortlist | Hestia
Shortlist – Embracing Digital
Who they are
Hestia is a London charity working together with adults and children in crisis to change their lives when they most need support.
What they’ve achieved
Hestia’s innovative Bright Sky app connects women facing domestic abuse to the support services that save lives.
West Mercia Police describes it as a “game-changer”, and so far, more than 7,783 people have downloaded the free app – with 567 using it to get emergency help. Meanwhile, its unique questionnaire offers a rich seam of data providing Hestia with a powerful picture of how domestic abuse affects their community.