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.




Latest LWA News

***Job Vacancy***



We are now recruiting for a shop manager.


We are looking for a candidate with excellent customer service skills and experience of managing a retail shop.  We want to hear from you if you are ready for a new challenge in an organisation that is passionate about supporting women and children affected by domestic violence.



Read more and apply>>>


Donate by text is now live!

If you’d like to donate to us but find the usual methods of postal or internet donations inconvenient you can now donate by text. Making a donation is quick and easy, simply text FREE19 £ followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070 e.g. FREE19 £3.


The cost of the text message will only be for the donation amount, text charges do not apply.


If text messages aren’t your thing you can still donate in the traditional way, click here to find out more.

Do you want to help us make a difference?

We are now recruiting for volunteers in the following areas: Refuge, Drop-in, Helpline, Support Group, Resettlement and Office Based roles. 





Thank you to  CityHearts for raising an amazing £240 for Leeds Women’s Aid at their event.



Quiltathon Event


Alwoodly Quilters are holding a Quiltathon (a quilt-making marathon) to make patchwork quilts, for  Leeds Women’s Aid. The aim is to get a head start on producing quilts that will be donated to women and children in the refuge. The event will take place  on Saturday 22nd August from 10.30 – 5pm at Lidget Park Methodist Church Hall. All welcome



More dates announced for the Staying Safe Programme


We are now taking referrals for the autumn round of the Staying Safe Programme. The course is for women who are currently experiencing domestic abuse and/or have been through it in the past.


This time the courses will run on Thursdays for 10 weeks with a choice to attend in either afternoons or evenings.


To book a place please call us on 0113 246 0401.