Kvindehjemmet is located in the Nørrebro quarter of Copenhagen. There are up to 36 women and about 30 children living in the five floors of the house.
Here is a typical small apartment with two rooms and a door that can be opened and shut.
This is one room that is furnished as a children’s room.
The bunk bed can be folded up so you will have more space.
There is a small bathroom with a toilet and shower in every apartment. There is also a changing table.
There is a communal kitchen on each floor. You get your own cabinet and your own shelf in the refrigerator.
In the kitchen, it is easy to meet the other women who are living on the floor.
On every floor, there are two living rooms. You can use one of them, for instance, if you have guests visiting.
On every floor, there are playrooms with toys for children in different age groups.
A child has played with the doll house.
On the ground floor, there are several offices. This is where you can find the social workers.
It is possible to talk with a psychologist while you are staying at Kvindehjemmet. This is the room where the talks take place.
On the fifth floor, we have a large room which we use, among other things, for yoga for women and children.
You can get an appointment with our body therapist, who comes a couple of times a month.
A flower in the window where the treatments take place.
Børnetræet is our name for Kvindehjemmet’s program for mothers and children. Here you can see the room where many of the talks take place.
In Børnetræet, children talk about why they are at a women’s shelter. The staff use different conversation tools and techniques during the talks. This one is an owl mother with her two children. The owl father is also there, a little distance away.
Some children need a teddy bear to help them while they are living at Kvindehjemmet. “I love the teddy bear I got at Kvindehjemmet. It lies on the bed and makes me feel happy when I look at it,” says a 13-year old boy.
Every child gets a backpack from Mary Fonden with toys and other things, depending on the age of the child. The backpack is a way to show that all children have the right to a life without violence.
Every Friday, women and children meet up in Rådgivning and have breakfast together.
You can also use a computer in Rådgivningen.
In the courtyard behind the building, there is a playground for children. It is also a nice place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun.
We have some toys in the playground that all children can play with.
We also have an area for the older children where they can play basketball and soccer.
Here is the courtyard seen from the terrace.
This is the back entrance to the house. You must have a special key and a personal code to get into Kvindehjemmet. The house is watched at all times.
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