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Our women’s shelter

You have the freedom to determine your own path. Our women's shelter offers support and encouragement.

The women´s shelter is not just a place for refuge, but the  basis for a new beginning.

We welcome women and children of all cultural backgrounds who are affected or threatened by physical or psychological violence. The address of the shelter is secret.

24 hours

We are available for you around the clock.

What we offer:

  • Refuge & protection
  • Protection from threats and violence
  • Professional support in processing the experiences
  • Women-specific advice
  • Consulting and support when dealing with authorities
  • Support in educational matters
  • Help in establishing a new perspective on life
  • A supporting network through the contact with other women

We support your children

  • Through acceptance and awareness of their feelings and problems
  • In dealing with experiences of violence
  • based on individual and group offers
  • At school, in kindergarten, with educational and school problems. So that they can find relief and be a child again

If possible, please bring the following with you when you are admitted to the women’s shelter:

  • Identity card or passports for you and your children
  • Some clothes, school supplies and favorite toys
  • Further papers, if available:
    • Health insurance card
    • Birth and Marriage Certificate
    • Custody Notice
    • …and what is important to you!

If you, your relatives, friends or acquaintances are affected or threatened by physical, psychological or sexual violence in your home environment, call us:

0228 232434

We are available for you around the clock.

Our expert advice is free, anonymous and subject to confidentiality.


And what comes after the stay in the women’s shelter?


The transition to a self-determined life can be facilitated by staying in the second level House II. Here, a self-determined life can be practiced with less supervision and more independence.


The start of a new phase of life with your own apartment and personal responsibility can be supported by outpatient support with the help of a women’s shelter worker.


We have summarized detailed information about our range of assistance and further links for you here.

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With your donation you support our work with women and children affected by violence. Every donation helps us.

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