York Organisations

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

Refugee Action York (RAY)  “works with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from within and around the City of York.  We provide a safe meeting point where people can seek information and support, learn new skills and languages and form lasting friendships. Through providing this support we hope to empower individuals to assist them in rebuilding their lives” https://www.refugeeactionyork.org

York Environment Forum “is the voice for the environment in York, encompassing both the natural environment and the built environment. The Environment Forum has been operating for many years and is one of the outside bodies that the City of York Council works in partnership with. Traditionally, the Forum has functioned as a ‘critical friend’ to the Council, commenting and writing reports on policies and strategies as they relate to York’s environment and, from time to time, campaigning on specific issues.” https://yorkenvironmentforum.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/