Our service user Elizabeth waived her anonymity to speak out for survivors and our service in this BBC Look North report. There is not enough funding to meet the need of survivors coming forward, speaking up is the first step and we need more funding to provide much needed specialist counselling immediately after someone has taken that first step, without a waiting list.Donate Now
We are an independent feminist organisation offering a women only safe space and specialist support for any women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time in their lives and need our support. Nearly half the survivors we speak to are adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). We are trans inclusive.
There are a number of ways you can support us through volunteering – become a helpline volunteer answering calls and adminstering the day to day running of the helpline, or behind the scenes through governance, admin, marketing and fundraising.Volunteer
Make an online donation or choose from a range of fundraising options… there are many ways to financially support SARSVL here.Donate Now
Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.Read More
Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.Read More
How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.Read More
Been feeling cooped up in the cold weather? Want a challenge to really stretch your legs? SARSVL is looking for dedicated supporters to run the RunForAll Leeds 10K on the 3rd July 2022!!! SARSVL is the dedicated rape crisis centre for Leeds, providing specialist, trauma-informed, support to survivors of sexual violence via advocacy, counselling, andRead More
Safe Place Blog Throughout International Women’s Day we have been celebrating and also raising awareness of sexual violence against women and girls. We know that information about sexual violence can be triggering and, even if not triggering, challenging to cope with. So, this is our safe space blog- a place where you can come ifRead More
So we’ve been bangin’ on about the Big Give, but what is it? From midday this International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March – midday on Tuesday 15 March, SARSVL has the chance to DOUBLE any donations we receive up to £25,000 through the Big Give Women and Girls Match Fund initiative. That means every poundRead More
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