If you are experiencing domestic abuse in Berlin, there are options and support available to you. Even if you don't speak German, don't feel alone, below is the information in English of who to contact should you be suffering from domestic abuse in Berlin. Below you can find all of the support / advice / police options that I know of, if you know of any others, please feel free to contact me with them and I will add them to the post.
Should you need to contact the police, for emergencies, dial 110, this is the main police number. If you are not in a dire emergency but wish to find out from the police how you can be helped, you can call 115 which is the Bürgertelefon Service and they can give you further advice particular to your situation.
Women's Shelters in Berlin / Germany
The Frauenhaus Koordinierung website offers a search option for finding the Women's Shelters (Frauenhaus / Frauenhåuser) in Germany / Berlin.
What to fill in
PLZ - your postcode / zip code
Ort - your city location i.e. Berlin.
Bundesland - if you are in Berlin, this is 'Berlin'
Fremdsprache - you can search for your chosen language if you don't speak German.
Besondere Ausstattung - special needs
rollstuhlgerecht - wheelchair accessible
für Frauen mit Hörbehinderung - for women with hearing impairment
für Frauen mit Sehbehinderung - for women with visual impairment
Zusatzmerkmale - Additional needs
Aufnahme älterer Söhne möglich - shelter that accepts older boys with mother
hoher Sicherheitsstandard - high security standard
Haustiere möglich - pets welcome
Suche Starten - begin search
Alternatively, you can find a list of the women's shelters in Berlin / Brandenburg.
Hotline Support Service
BIG Hotline offers free and confidential support, with a female translator when needed, for the following:
- all women – with or without children – who experience or have experienced physical, psychological or sexual violence in their partnership
- Relatives, friends and people providing support who themselves have questions
- and staff members from institutions or government agencies that deal with domestic violence
Support Organisation - Frauenberatung TARA
TARA support on a number of levels and their website is translated in to English as well as Turkish. They have English speakers available and can support with counselling, finding a women's shelter, legal advice from a female lawyer etc. They can be contacted at 030 78 71 83 40 or via their website.
Support Organisation - Weisser Ring
Weisser Ring is an organisation offering support to those experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. They have a number of offices across Berlin that can be contacted, here's a list of their Berlin offices.
Support Organisation - Caritas
Caritas offer support as well as running a women's centre (Frauenhaus) in Berlin. They can be contacted by phone 030 8 51 10 18. You can find their website here.
If you have any useful contact information to add to this post, please message me or comment below and I will add it.