Advice in difficult situations

    Bielefeld has counselling centres for different questions and problems.

    Here is a list of the various professional agencies available. Consultations are free of charge and subject to confidentiality!

    You will also find the contact details for a placement in a self-help group.

    The counselling centres will help you with your personal concerns and problems.

    Psychologische Frauenberatung e.V.

    Here you can obtain help in existential crises and with all forms of current and previous experiences of violence.
    The staff speak a range of different languages: German, English, French, Kurdish, Turkish, Russian and Polish (advice in person, over the phone or online).

    Psychologische Frauenberatung e.V.
    Women’s Advice Centre Bielefeld
    Ernst-Rein-Str. 33
    33613 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 121597

    Psychological counselling for women

    Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic (PIA)

    Here you can obtain help if you suffer from acute mental illness.

    Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic
    Gadderbaumer Str. 33
    Phone 05 21 77278526

    Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic

     

    Psychosocial counselling for refugees (PSZ)

    The PSZ (Psycho-Social Centre) is a counselling centre for traumatised refugees. Appointments and information can be requested from AK Asyl.

    AK Asyl e.V.
    Friedenstr. 4-8
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5465150

    PSZ

    Frauennotruf Bielefeld e.V.

    Here you will find help if you have experienced sexualised violence and are older than 16 years. Advice is provided over the phone or in person and is also available in Russian and Turkish.

    Supporting relatives are also advised in addition to those directly affected.

    Frauennotruf Bielefeld e. V.
    Jöllenbeckerstraße 57
    33613 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 124248

    Emergency telephone number for women

     

    Mädchenhaus Bielefeld e.V.

    Here you can get help if you have experienced sexualised, physical and psychological violence.

    Counselling is available online, via a chat app or at the counselling centre.

    Help with finding somewhere to live is also provided. For example, anonymous and sheltered accommodation is possible.

    Mädchenhaus Bielefeld e. V.
    Renteistr. 14
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 178813

    Mädchenhaus (Girls’ Shelter)

    Counselling in the event of forced marriage:
    www.zwangsheirat-nrw.de

    Wildwasser Bielefeld e.V.

    Here you can get help if you are female, older than 18 years and have experienced sexualised violence in your childhood or youth. Advice is provided over the phone or in person.
    For some years now there have also been special offers for older women.

    Wildwasser Bielefeld e.V.
    Sudbrackstraße 36a
    33611 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 175476

    Wildwasser Bielefeld

    Women helping other women / Frauenhaus e.V. Bielefeld (women’s shelter)

    The women’s shelter is a protected space for women (and their children) who seek protection from violence.
    The address is available on request. The women’s shelter offers advice on financial, social, psychological and educational matters.

    Women helping other women
    Frauenhaus e.V. Bielefeld

    Postfach 101165
    33511 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 177376
    E-mail: mail@autonomes-frauenhaus-bielefeld.de

     

    Arbeiterwohlfahrt Kreisverband  -women’s shelter

    The AWO women’s shelter is a protected space for women (and their children) who seek protection from violence.
    The address is available on request. The women’s shelter offers advice on financial, social, psychological and educational matters.

    AWO Frauenhaus Bielefeld
    Postfach 100513
    33505 Bielefeld

    Phone 0521 5213636
    Fax 0521 5213638
    E-mail: Frauenhaus@awo-bielefeld.de

     

    List of women’s shelters in NRW

    A list of all available places in women’s shelters in NRW can be found here:

    http://www.frauen-info-netz.de/

    DRK Soziale Dienste OWL gGmbH

    Here you can receive advice on matters such as:

    • pre-school and school integration of children
    • matters relating to residential status and benefits
    • family, health and personal problems
    • crisis situations

    DRK Soziale Dienste OWL gGmbH
    August-Bebel-Str. 8
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 529980

    DRK Sozial

    Caritasverband für das Dekanat Bielefeld e.V.

    Here you can receive advice on matters such as:

    • family, marriage and partnership
    • questions relating to residential status and entitlement to benefits
    • contact with authorities and institutions
    • personal matters

    Specialist Service for Integration and Migration within the Caritas Association Bielefeld
    Turnerstr. 4
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 9619160

    Specialist Service for Integration and Migration

     

    Diakonie für Bielefeld

    Here you can receive advice on matters such as:

    • family problems
    • personal problems
    • legal matters

    Diakonie für Bielefeld [Church community work for Bielefeld]
    Schildescher Str. 101
    33611 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 988892500

    Diakonie für Bielefeld

    Anti-Discrimination Office

    This is where you can get advice if you feel discriminated on any of the following grounds:

    • ethnic background
    • skin colour
    • language
    • religion or ideology

    Anti-Discrimination Office

    BellZett e.V.

    This association provides assistance in areas such as the prevention of violence and personal empowerment for girls from the age of five and women of all ages as well as their parents.

    BellZett e.V.
    Sudbrackstraße 36a
    33611 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 122109

    Bellzett

    Frauenkulturzentrum (FraZe) e.V.

    Here you will find opportunities for meeting and sharing with other women of any age, sexual orientation or origin.

    Every Thursday (10:00 a.m – 12:00 noon) a free breakfast is provided for refugee women and girls (and boys up to 12 years), female migrants and local women.

    Frauenkulturzentrum e.V.
    Meller Str. 2
    33613 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 68667

    Fraze

    Equal Opportunities Office of the City of Bielefeld

    The Equal Opportunities Office of the City of Bielefeld supports women and girls in their efforts to improve their opportunities and prospects and to reduce structural disadvantages. The employees see themselves as partners for offices and institutions as well as for women and initiatives seeking advice and make sure that women’s interests, problems and rights are heard and taken into account.

    City of Bielefeld
    Equal Opportunities Office
    Niederwall 25
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 512018
    E-mail: frauenbuero@bielefeld.de

    www.frauen-in-bielefeld.de

    pro familia

    Here you can obtain advice on various matters:

    All services are also available to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans* and inter* people

    pro familia
    Stapenhorststr. 5
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 124074

    Consultations:
    Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Mädchentreff Bielefeld e.V.

    Here you will find various leisure activities for girls up to the age of 22 years.

    Mädchentreff Bielefeld e. V.
    Alsenstr. 28
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 179450

    Mädchentreff (Get-together for girls)

    AIDS help centre Bielefeld

    Here you can obtain information on all questions concerning HIV / AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
    Counselling for gay, bisexual and trans*men.
    “TAlk und TEST – advice and testing for gay men”
    Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm at AIDS-Hilfe

    AIDS help centre
    Ehlentruper Weg 45a
    33604 Bielefeld

    Aidshilfe Bielefeld

    Queer in Bielefeld

    Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans* people take a stand on diversity and tolerance in Bielefeld in various groups.

    There are many groups and counselling centres that deal with questions of gender and sexual identity.

    Here is a list of the individual groups:

    Queer Bielefeld

    queer refugees Support

    Counselling and self-help for gay, lesbian and trans* refugees

    Advice and information:
    Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    AIDS-Hilfe Bielefeld
    Ehlentruper Weg 45a

    Contact:
    Tanja Schulz
    Phone 0157 38328627

    Queer Refugees Support

    A self-help group is where people with similar specific needs come together and support each other.

    Bielefeld has over 230 self-help groups in a wide range of different areas.

    Here is a list of the groups available as well as sources of advice if you want to start your own self-help group:

    Self-Help Contact Office Bielefeld

    Stapenhorststr. 5
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 9640696
    E-mail: selbsthilfe-bielefeld@paritaet-nrw.org

     

    Office hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Tuesday, Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    and subject to prior appointment

    Self-help in Bielefeld