Advocacy Counselling Helpline

We are here for women and girls
in Leeds affected by rape and
sexual violence

We Do

As the Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds we are a feminist organisation supporting women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. You can reach us through our freephone, text, email and face to face support services.

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Our Services

You can reach us through our helpline, text and email services and we also provide advocacy and counselling services.

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Thank you SARSVL. My friend has told me she noticed a positive change in me and I told her you lovely ladies at SARSVL have been a big factor in that change. Without your care SARSVL I could have gone to a very different place.

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Opening Hours

Mondays 6pm to 8pm*
Tuesdays 8pm to 11pm
Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm*
Thursdays 8pm – 11pm
Fridays 6pm to 8pm
Sundays 2pm to 5pm*

*Face to Face emotional support sessions in our women only city centre space available at these times

Support Us

Helpline Volunteers answer calls and help administer the day to day running of the helpline. The main activity is answering calls, e-mails, text messages and conducting face to face support for women who have suffered any
form of sexual violence at any point in their lives.


Latest News

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Fundraise for SARSVL at the Leeds Half Marathon!

Are you looking for a challenge in 2017? We are delighted to announce we have two places in the Leeds Half Marathon on Sunday 14th May – it’s a brilliant opportunity to fundraise for SARSVL whilst getting fit and reaching a running goal! If you are interested in snapping up a place in this popular

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Opportunity to Contract with us – Freelance Finance Support Required!

SARSVL is looking to enter into a contract with a freelance finance professional able to offer comprehensive support to our organisation. The tasks will include: 1.       Inputting all income and expenditure in to Quickbooks 2.       Monthly bank reconciliations 3.       Completing and reconciling petty cash records as well as managing cash flow between petty cash tins

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Monday, February 6th, 2017

Freelance Peer Support Facilitator wanted at SARSVL!

SARSVL is looking to enter into a contract with a professional freelance peer support facilitator to deliver a comprehensive service to Helpline Volunteers in our organisation. We anticipate that the group support session will last for 120 minutes and that another 20 minutes of preparation work may be needed. The work will therefore take approximately

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Call us free on 
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.