Welcome to Leeds Women's Aid

Our mission is to protect women and children in Leeds from the
damage that domestic violence can inflict on their lives.

Our mission

Is to protect women and children in Leeds from the damage that domestic violence can inflict on their lives.

We believe that all women and children have the right to live their lives free from fear and harm.

We will achieve this by providing women with choices from a range of services including temporary supported housing, outreach support, telephone support and floating support.

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I was also supported by my key workers with

housing and was able to start a fresh life

with my children.

First-hand stories from our service users



Latest News

National News

Benefit cuts threaten women’s refuges

The impact of charges arising from the Welfare Reform Act 2012 plus cuts to local authority budgets is

destroying the national network of refuge services and forcing many adult and child victims of domestic abuse to remain in life- threatening situations.


Charity News

Campaigning for change

To hell and back – TRAUMATISED children who have seen their mums subjected to horrific attacks or have themselves
been abused are enduring waits of up to SIX months for counselling in Leeds.


LWA News

Leeds Women’s Aid staff attended the Women’s Aid 4oth anniversary national conference held at Aston University, Birmingham on 3rd and 4th July 2014.

Staff reported it was inspirational to hear key note speakers like Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecution and Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid. Topics covered include the need for retaining specialist gender service and the improvement being made in prosecutions in Domestic Violence. It was a great opportunity to network and forge key links with other women’s organisations.






Wing Walk Fundraising Event

Liz Helliwell is going to be doing an amazing Wing Walk on the 17th August Read More >>




Simone and Aisha belly dancing fundraising event




The Freedom programme is for any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic violence and abuse.
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