Help, support and shelter for women and children who have experienced violence or been threatened: contact 0481 – 6 10 21

In the women’s refuge women and their children find help, support and protection after experiencing physical, mental or sexual violence or live at risk of it.

Violence has many faces:
beating, threatening, yelling, locking up, sexual harassment, rape, stalking, forced marriage, to be controlled and surveyed or not being taken seriously.

Any woman is welcome, no matter what

  • state of health,
  • financial situation,
  • nationality,
  • religion or
  • residence status.

The women in the house organize their daily lives on their own responsibilities and can stay as long as they think necessary. The staff members are obliged to secrecy.

Support and living in the women’s refuge is free, anonymous and 24/7.

In case of emergency: DATA SHEET

If you have decided to leave and go to the women’s refuge:

First step: call the Frauenhaus Dithmarschen (0481 – 6 10 21)
There you will get all the necessary information.

Second step: pack your suitcase and if you take children with you also theirs

Pass/Ausweis, Kinderausweis, Geburtsurkunden, Heiratsurkunde passport/identity card, children’s ID or any document of identification, birth certificates, marriage licence
Aufenthaltserlaubnis, jegliche Dokumente die den Aufenthalt betreffen residence permit or any other document re. residence
Arbeitserlaubnis, Arbeitsvertrag, Verdienstbescheinigung, Lohnsteuerkarte work permit, work contract, payslips, income tax card
Bargeld cash
Kontokarte, Kreditkarte, Sparbuch bank card, credit card, savings book
Krankenkassenkarten health insurance cards
Impfpass vaccination card
Medikamente medication
Leistungsbescheide (ALG II, Kindergeld, Unterhaltsvorschuss) documents re. unemployment benefit / social welfare, child support
Rentenversicherungsunterlagen pension documents
Allgemeine Versicherungsunterlagen insurance documents
Mietvertrag leasing contract
Führerschein driver’s license
Wohnungsschlüssel apartment key
Handy mobile / cell phone
Kleidung, Schuhe clothes, shoes
Schulsachen der Kinder school things
Lieblingsspielzeug der Kinder favourite toys
für das Baby: Windeln, Flaschen, Buggy … for the baby: nappies, bottles, buggy,…

As it might be difficult to achieve important documents later, take as many as possible with you.

Third step: take the suitcase(s), step out of the door and leave
In the woman’s refuge you will find support on your way to a self-determined life.