About us
The House
The women’s shelter exists since 1992 and offers 28 places for women and children.

Carrier is the association “women help women in need e.V.”, which is also also carrier of the women’s meeting Elmshorn.

The financing of the women’s shelter is regulated by the financial equalization law of the state of Schleswig-Holstein (§ 25) and includes the costs for 28 places as well as the rental and ancillary rental costs.

The house has a total of 8 bedrooms for women and children, each with 4, 3 or 2 beds are occupied. They are equipped with bunk beds, wardrobes, shelf, table and chair. If required, additional baby cots can be placed. Valuables can be included in a small wall safe.
Living room, common room, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, utility rooms and the garden are shared.
Parking is available.

For the children there is a games room, a children’s office and numerous play areas in the garden, such as Swings, a slide, a trampoline u.v.m., available.

The women’s shelter has two offices open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00. Outside these times, one employee can always be reached via the on-call service.

The team
There are 6 full-time female teachers working in the women’s shelter: three female employees are primarily concerned with women’s issues, while the other three work mainly with girls and boys.
Other main areas of work of the full-time employees are:
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Prevention

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Consultation

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Public relation

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Networking

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Administration

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Finances

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Training / Education

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There is no leader; The employees work as a team without hierarchy.

In addition, domestic activities and representations of marginally employed staff are provided.

If necessary, interpreters and translators work on a fee basis in the house, e.g. during a consultation or house meeting.

Internships:

For future educators and social workers there is the possibility of an internship in the women’s shelter. The women’s shelter has been successfully cooperating with technical colleges and universities of applied sciences for years. Paid internships, such as a year of recognition, are unfortunately not possible.

Carrier

Frauen helfen Frauen in Not e.V.
An der Bahn 1
25336 Elmshorn
Tel. 04121 / 6628

The association “Women help women in need e.V. is supporting association of the women’s house and the women’s meeting in Elmshorn.
The association, which has existed for more than 30 years now, is actively involved with women and founded the women’s counseling center “Frauentreff” in 1988 and the women’s shelter in 1992.

The association is member in the German parity welfare federation (DPWV) and recognized as charitable and not-for-profit.

The association lives then as it does today on the volunteer commitment and the great motivation of women who want to work for women.
We are happy about every woman who joins the club to actively participate in the organization of the association’s work.
You can also support the association as a “passive” member by joining with a membership fee from 30, – € per year.

More detailed information can be found at the above address.

Financing
The Act on Financial Compensation in the Schleswig-Holstein Financing Equalization Act (FAG) can be viewed in its current version.

§ 25 a Promotion of shelters Guidelines for the promotion of women’s shelters

The text of the legal text can be found on the homepage of the Ministry of Justice, Equality and Integration of Schleswig-Holstein.

Ministry of Justice, Equality and Integration
of the country Schleswig-Holstein
Lorentzendamm 35
24103 Kiel

Phone: +49 431 988-0
Fax: +49 431 988-3704

e-mail: poststelle@jumi.landsh.de
www.schleswig-holstein.de

Counseling Center
Frauentreff Elmshorn
Beratungsstelle für Frauen
Kirchenstrasse 7
25335 Elmshorn

Tel. 04121 / 6628

e- mail: info@frauentreff-elmshorn.de
www.frauentreff-elmshorn.de

Öffnungszeiten:
Mo-Fr.    9.00 – 11.00 Uhr
Mo,Mi  15.00 – 17.00 Uhr    Do 18.00 – 20.00 Uhr
 
außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten telefonische Beratung durch das:
Hilfetelefon Gewalt gegen Frauen 08000 116 016
 

Frauentreff Elmshorn
The women’s meeting was opened in 1988 and is also supported by the institution “Women help women in need e.V.”.

At the women’s meeting you will find:
women’s counseling
Emergency call for raped women and girls
Pregnancy (conflict) consulting
Mother and child foundation
Meeting place for women, e.g. Events, meetings, self-help groups, therapeutically guided groups

More detailed information can be found in the current event calendar of the women’s meeting, which you can refer to the above address.

Networking
The Women’s House is networked with:
The Central Observatory of Autonomous Women’s Refuges (ZIF)
www.autonome-women’s shelters-zif.de

The state working group (LAG) of autonomous women’s shelters in Schleswig-Holstein, in which in addition to the general LAG meetings, LAG weekend meetings and symposia is regularly involved in the topics of girls and boys, public relations, finance.
www.frauenhaeuser-sh.de

And about his sponsoring association, member of the German Parity Welfare Association (DPWV)
In addition, the women’s shelter is actively involved in the following working groups:

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Working Group on Violence in the district of Pinneberg

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KIK (Kiel intervention concept against domestic violence

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Women's Network

“Mothers and children are entitled to special care and support”
Art 25 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN 1948)

The work in the women’s shelter is based on the fundamental esteem of every woman and every child. The right to self-determination, personal responsibility, the dignity and the well-being of women and children are at the center of every consideration.

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The prevention of violence through information and advice

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The disruption of domestic violence through the possibility of women and children finding refuge and shelter in the women's shelter

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The partisan support of women and children in the processing of the violence experienced

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The change in the social structures that cause or stabilize violence against women.

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All measures to sensitize and de-tabulate the issue of violence against women, girls and boys in the public sectorkeit,

The concept of the women’s shelter is based on the following principles:

Feminist social work

The pedagogical work with women and children critically questions the traditional social role assignments of women and men as well as the associated rules, behaviors and norms.
Women and children are supported in this regard to develop new perspectives.

Helping people help themselves

The basis of the socio-educational work in the women’s shelter is a fundamental appreciation of every woman and every child. This includes the acceptance of their cultural and individual values, personal life plans, their own responsibility, their dignity and their right to self-determination.
Support for women and children builds on their existing resources and personal strengths, and addresses the individual needs needed to develop their own self-help strategies. Women and children are helped to develop new perspectives in this regard.

Partiality

The social work is oriented exclusively to the needs, interests and well-being of women and their children.
The contents of the work with the women are based on their concerns, their individual problems and the resulting requirements.
The children are perceived as independent persons with their own needs and rights, and supported by the staff members to recognize their rights and interests, to articulate and to represent them to other children and adults, including the mother.

Difference-aware social work

The target group of the shelter consists of women and children of all ages affected by violence, different faiths speaking different languages, having different skin color or health status, different levels of education, residence status and financial or social resources. In addition, women meet here with different sexual orientations, different educational styles, concepts of gender roles, etc.
We do not reduce women and children to a partial aspect of their identity, e.g. Rather, we consider that people can share the experience of certain social affiliations (eg, all female residents of the women’s shelter belong to the social group “women”), but within the social group thus defined, there are differences (eg Women of different age groups). We are open to all women and children, regardless of their social position, and provide them with individualized counseling. The support of women and children is based on their existing resources and personal strengths and is tailored to the individual needs that are required to own Develop self-help strategies to help women and children develop new perspectives in this regard.
Workspaces / work content
1.Protecting, advising, accompanying and supporting women who are threatened or affected by violence

Already at the reception in the women’s shelter a risk analysis and prognosis takes place in order to be able to make protective measures in time.
In the necessary steps for the existence assurance, z. B. in applications, authorities, u.s.w. The women are accompanied and supported as needed.
During their stay in the women’s shelter, women will be able to help in all matters that are important to them, such as B.Goals, care and access, u.s.w., Counseling, accompanied and supported.
If there is still a need for help after moving out of the women’s shelter, the staff members support them in finding and applying for suitable further-reaching relief measures through appropriate specialist institutions.

2.Protection and support for girls and boys who flee to the women's shelter with their mothers

In cases of domestic violence, children are always victims, regardless of whether the children themselves were abused or witnessed their mother abused.
Therefore, the women’s shelter must always be a shelter for these children.
The socio-educational work is based on the well-being of the child. Mental or physical violence is unacceptable as a method of education.
Our goal is to enable children and adolescents to have positive experiences, reduce fears, build confidence and to disabuse violence experiences so that they can be processed. In addition, the girls and boys should learn new non-violent problem and conflict management strategies. This happens e.g. in the context of leisure activities, school help or talks.
The work with the children takes place in close consultation with the mothers and includes both counseling and support of the mother as well as relief and support services.
Naturally, the mother retains parenting skills and responsibility for her children during the women’s stay.
For the girls and boys as well relief measures are provided, which go beyond the women’s refuge, eg. socio-educational family help, childminders, kindergarten and childcare places, etc.

3. Public relation

The goals of the public relations work are:

Publicly addressing the existing violence against women and children in their various manifestations, exposing social backgrounds, sensitizing the public and highlighting causes and connections.
Public relations takes place z. By:

• Press work
• Contacts with decision-makers in different areas of society
• Conducting information and training events
• poster campaigns
• Theme-specific events and actions, etc.

The prevention and educational work, e.g. through lessons, discussions and lectures on domestic violence against women and children regularly conducted by female staff at secondary and vocational schools.

To increase the awareness of the Elmshorn Women’s Home, especially for affected women and people who want to help the affected women, e.g. through flyers or our homepage.

To attract attention to potential donors and sponsors willing to support our work, such as: For example, by a special donation to the women’s shelter to:
Association “Women help women e.V.”

The basics and contents of the work were described in detail in a concept, which can be obtained from the Frauenhaus if interested.

4. Carrier

Frauen helfen Frauen in Not e.V.
Kirchenstrasse 7
25335 Elmshorn
Tel. 04121 / 6628

The association “Women help women in need e.V. is supporting association of the women’s house and the women’s meeting in Elmshorn.
The association, which has existed for more than 20 years now, is actively involved with women and founded the women’s counseling center “Frauentreff” in 1988 and the women’s shelter in 1992.

The association is member in the German parity welfare federation (DPWV) and recognized as charitable and not-for-profit.

The association lives then as it does today on the volunteer commitment and the great motivation of women who want to work for women.
We are happy about every woman who joins the club to actively participate in the organization of the association’s work.
You can also support the association as a “passive” member by joining with a membership fee from 30, – € per year.

More detailed information can be found at the above address.

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