Who else can I turn to?
If you experience violence, it can help to confide in a trusted person (family member, friend, colleague, doctor) and to seek help within your social environment. You can also use the following contact points to get advice, support and strength in case of threatening, acute or past violence.
The Violence against women support Hotline
You can contact the nationwide around-the-clock help hotline, free of charge and anonymously, and receive initial telephone counselling. An interpreting service for all languages as well as a sign language interpreter can be connected. The helpline also offers online and chat counselling.
Phone: +49 8000 116 016
Psychologische Frauenberatung e. V., Bielefeld (Women’s Counselling Centre)
The Women’s Counselling Centre Bielefeld supports women/LBTIQ* in case of acute and/or past violence through counselling, therapy, support and information. The services offered by the Women’s Counselling Centre are aimed at women* of all ages, in different ways of life, with and without a migration background. We offer counselling in German, English, French, Turkish, Russian and Polish.
Phone: +49 521 12 15 97 (Mon & Thurs 4-7 pm; Tues & Fri 10 am-1 pm)