Olga Heaven & Hibiscus


Hibiscus Initiatives

Hibiscus Initiatives* was founded in 1986 by Olga Heaven MBE. The organisation emerged at a similar time with Women in Prison, and Olga Heaven was on the board of Women in Prison. Over the same period Hibiscus ran many projects and services in Holloway. 

Hibiscus have developed a widely acknowledged specialist expertise in working with foreign national, Black and Minority Ethnic groups and migrant offenders and detainees in custody, detention and the community.

 Today Hibiscus Initiatives run a Big Lottery -funded Women Centre on Holloway Road. The Centre is a specialist women-only space created to provide tailored facilities and services and the opportunity to socialise with others who may be going through similar experiences, reducing isolation and distress. The Centre offers a range of training sessions, education classes, workshops, yoga and well-being sessions, legal clinics and one-to-one sessions with caseworkers or professionals.

For more information about Hibiscus Initiatives visit their website at http://hibiscusinitiatives.org.uk/

*Hibiscus Initiatives was formerly known as FPWP Hibiscus