WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S SHELTER IN THE LEIPZIG DISTRICT

What is domestic violence?

Domestic vio­lence is phy­si­cal and emo­tio­nal vio­lence. It occurs bet­ween peop­le who live tog­e­ther, are sepa­ra­ting or have separated.


SCOLDING, INSULTING, BLAMING, INTIMIDATING, DETAINING, THREATENING,
CONTROLLING, STRANGLING, IMPRISONING, FORBIDDING FRIENDSHIPS, ALLOCATING MONEY, FORCING YOU TO WORK, FORBIDDING YOU TO WORK, BEATING, KISSING AGAINST YOUR WILL, SEX AGAINST YOUR WILL, TOUCHING AGAINST YOUR WILL


How we work

Our women’s and children’s shel­ter is a safe accom­mo­da­ti­on for women, mothers and their child­ren who are vic­tims of domestic vio­lence.
We offer women and child­ren sup­port and gui­d­ance regard­less of natio­na­li­ty, eth­nic and social back­ground, gen­der, sexu­al ori­en­ta­ti­on and iden­ti­ty, reli­gi­on or ideo­lo­gy or the spe­ci­fics of someone’s part­ners­hip or fami­ly life.
The staff at the shel­ter respect the dif­fe­rent living situa­tions of the women and child­ren.
You do not have to live at the shel­ter to talk to its staff for advice.

Our shelter

Every woman has her own room that she shares with her child­ren. The resi­dents share a kit­chen, living room, children’s play­room, bathrooms and a courty­ard.
You orga­ni­se your own ever­y­day life, inclu­ding shop­ping, meals and child­ca­re. You can con­ti­nue to go to work.
The child­ren go to school or day­ca­re. If they can­not con­ti­nue to go to their pre­vious school, they will be enrol­led at a local school. We help you look for a place in a local day­ca­re cent­re.
For safe­ty rea­sons, the resi­dents can­not recei­ve visi­tors at the shelter.

Our services

Our staff help you:

  • in your search for a life in safe­ty and without violence
  • secu­re your livelihood
  • dealing with your housing situation
  • with ques­ti­ons con­cer­ning your child­ren: such as kin­der­gar­ten, school, child cus­to­dy, right of access
  • cope with the psy­cho­lo­gi­cal, social and health con­se­quen­ces of the expe­ri­ence of violence

If you like, we accom­pa­ny you to:

  • public aut­ho­ri­ties
  • doc­tors
  • lawy­ers and court hearings
  • the poli­ce

At the women’s and children’s shel­ter you can meet other women with simi­lar expe­ri­en­ces, talk to them and give each other support.

“Sin­ce my divor­ce I have been able to live with my daugh­ter in peace and quiet. The stay at the women’s shel­ter hel­ped me a lot.”

One woman’s experience

The address of the shel­ter is anony­mous for safe­ty rea­sons. Men are not allo­wed in the shelter.

Call us!

Mon­day — Friday 

Emer­gen­cy num­ber at night

For admis­si­ons in the city of Leip­zig: 0341 55 010 420