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Women's shelters


Women's shelters provide protection, advice, accompaniment and support to all women and their children who are threatened or affected by psychological, physical and/or sexual and domestic violence as well as by stalking (persecution, harassment by advotees). They provide information about the offer of help and point out ways to end the violent processes and provide acute crisis intervention at all times. This offer is also aimed at relatives, caregivers and professional helpers of those affected.

As a rule, women's shelters are run by associations. They are financially supported by public grants.

For security reasons, the addresses of the women's shelters are not published in public directories. Men are generally not allowed to enter.
The employees are subject to confidentiality.

Who should I contact?

The accessibility of women's shelters can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality.

Which documents are required?

Important things that are helpful when escaping to a women's shelter:

  • ID cards, passports, health insurance cards of yourself and your children,
  • birth and marriage certificate,
  • Account documents, credit cards, money,
  • Rental agreement, employment contract, decisions from employment or social welfare office, pension insurance,
  • custody decisions,
  • necessary medication, medical certificates,
  • Children's clothing, toiletries, school supplies and toys, personal letters or records

What else should I know?

There is also the possibility to seek advice outside the women's shelters. The availability of the counselling centres and emergency calls can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality.

Further information can also be found on the website of the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family.

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Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)