York Organisations

Useful local information and contacts for York women.

If you have a resource or event you’d like to see featured here, email details to yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.
Their services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline.

To get help now call:

03000 110 110 (York, North Yorkshire & Barnsley) or 0808 808 2241 (Sheffield) 
or 0808 2000 247 (National 24 hours helpline)

For information and resources, or to offer support for fundraising and more practical help, visit http://www.idas.org.uk


Kyra Women’s Project is a registered York charity that exists to help local women make positive change in their lives. They offer a range of courses, therapies, life skills and events for women, all from a relaxed, comfortable, city centre location. Kyra state: “Our door will always be open until every woman in our area feels safe, supported and able to be the person they were always meant to be.” http://www.kyra.org.uk


York Disability Rights Forum “Led by disabled people, we work to promote equal access to human rights for all people with disabilities who live or work in York.” Disability rights are human rights. https://ydrf.org.uk


York Girl:  Connect York women online, and via social events and coffee meet ups. https://www.facebook.com/groups/yorkgirl


York Women’s Counselling “provides one to one counselling to women who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties as a result of current or past emotional stress or trauma. Our aim is to be there to support women who need our help, when they need it, for as long as they need it, regardless of their financial circumstances.” https://yorkwomenscounselling.org


York Women’s Business Club “We are a business community of career women and women entrepreneurs who sincerely care for our members and empower them to succeed. We are high calibre, real women who are determined to be all we can be and to enjoy the journey. Join us at a local networking or mastermind event to break through to the next level of success.” https://www.womensbusiness.club/uk/york/