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Return counseling in Germany

Help for women in need

The SOLWODI organisation helps women in difficult situations. The name SOLWODI stands for solidarity with women in distress. The SOLWODI return project helps women who have to or want to return to their country of origin.

The return projects helps in the following situations, for example:
• You're the victim of human trafficking
• You're being forced into prostitution
• You're being forced to marry
• Your family is threatening you
• There are violence and other problems in your marriage or partnership
• You're being exploited
• You're single or travelling alone

SOLWODI provides individual help with your return. Support can be provided in different ways.

For example:
• Advice Available throughout Germany
• Financial support after returning to your country of origin
• Support with training courses
• Support when starting a new job
• Funding for a business start-up
• Subsidies for travel and freight costs

You also have the option of living in one of our apartments. You are protected there.
You do not have to pay for the advice.
Worth knowing For women only. Our advice is free of charge. German and English. (Female interpreters are available if needed. Please feel free to enquire.)
Contact
SOLWODI Return and Reintegration Project – Coordination unit
 
Charlotte Becker, Dorothee Helou and Nataša Tomić

SOLWODI Deutschland e.V.
Post box 3741
55027 Mainz
 
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Help for women in need

The SOLWODI organisation helps women in difficult situations. The name SOLWODI stands for solidarity with women in distress. The SOLWODI return project helps women who have to or want to return to their country of origin.

The return projects helps in the following situations, for example:
• You're the victim of human trafficking
• You're being forced into prostitution
• You're being forced to marry
• Your family is threatening you
• There are violence and other problems in your marriage or partnership
• You're being exploited
• You're single or travelling alone

SOLWODI provides individual help with your return. Support can be provided in different ways.

For example:
• Advice Available throughout Germany
• Financial support after returning to your country of origin
• Support with training courses
• Support when starting a new job
• Funding for a business start-up
• Subsidies for travel and freight costs

You also have the option of living in one of our apartments. You are protected there.
You do not have to pay for the advice.
Worth knowing For women only. Our advice is free of charge. German and English. (Female interpreters are available if needed. Please feel free to enquire.)
Contact
SOLWODI Return and Reintegration Project – Coordination unit
 
Charlotte Becker, Dorothee Helou and Nataša Tomić

SOLWODI Deutschland e.V.
Post box 3741
55027 Mainz
 
More Information

Information telephone

This telephone line can help you with your initial questions. You can speak German or English. The helpline is managed by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

Calls are not binding. This means that calling does not oblige you to leave Germany. It will not affect your asylum procedure or your residence status.

Contact

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00

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Find advice in your area

Counselling centres give you personal advice. This help is available throughout Germany, mostly in towns and cities. The following link takes you to a search engine. Enter your current place of residence in Germany.

There are independent counselling centres, such as welfare organisations.

There are governmental counselling centres, for example in social welfare offices or foreigners’ registration offices.

Return counselling is:

  • individual. This means that the advice is for you personally.
  • not binding. This means that you can decide what you want to do later. The advice does not oblige you to leave Germany.
  • open-ended. This means that the advice does not have any specified objective.
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