In the Autonomes Frauenhaus women and their children will find protection, counselling and support when they are or might become victims of physical, mental and or sexual abuse.

Abuse has many faces:

Beating, threatening, shouting, locking up, sexual molesting, rape, stalking, trafficking, forced marriage, not being taken seriously, being monitored and controlled, FGM (female genital mutilation) and much more.

Each woman and her children who have been exposed to or threatened of violence by their husband, partner, family, friend, neighbour or whosoever can find shelter in the Frauenhaus.

Each woman can find help regardless of

  • Health
  • Residence permit or legal status
  • Financial situation

The women stay responsible for their (and their children’s) everyday life and stay as long as is necessary for them.

The staff member are obliged not to talk about anybody or anything they learn.

Counselling and living in the Frauenhaus is anonymous and free of any charge.

In Case of Emergency

You can reach the Frauenaus Neumünster day and night. Telephone 04321 – 46733
You will be informed whether there is a room for you. If so, the staff members will inform you about the following steps.

If possible, provide for the following:

Clothing for you and your children
Hygiene products
All and any passports for you and your children
Certificate/s of birth
Certificate of marriage
Bank account statement/s
Bank/Credit card
Tax identification number ( Steueridentifikationsnummer)
Child benefit number (Kindergeldnummer)
Cash (if possible)
Health insurance card/s
Pregnancy record book (Mutterpass)
Yellow examination book (gelbes Untersuchungsheft)
Vaccination certificates (Impfpass)
Necessary medication for you and your children
School reports
School stuff
Any custody related documents (Sorgerechtsbeschluss)
Any paternity acknowledgements (Vaterschaftsanerkennung)
Rental contract (Mietvertrag)
Key/s of your flat
Favourite toys or stuffed animals

It might be difficult to gain access on some of the documents, so take as many as possible with you.

But in case of emergency, first and most important: get you and your children into safety.