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    We can help you if you are a victim of violence.

The first step starts with a chat

Kvindehjemmet is a women’s shelter for women and children who have been victims of violence. You can contact us – 24/7. We will listen to you. Together we will decide if a stay at our  women’s shelter is a good idea for you and your children, if you have any. We can give you advice and guidance about what you can do. We will also check if there is any room available somewhere else in the country. If you need an interpreter, we can get one.

On this site, you can read more about staying at a women’s shelter and see pictures of Kvindehjemmet.

 

“When I got here, I thought, ‘this is really good, this place’. I felt completely safe.”

Woman, 27 years

A temporary home in the heart of Copenhagen

A women’s shelter is a temporary home. Here you can get peace and quiet and work on saying no to violence. At Kvindehjemmet, you can talk to social workers, pedagogues, support workers and a psychologist about the challenges that often come with having been a victim of violence. If you have children, we have something special for them that we call Børnetræet.

Here at Kvindehjemmet, there is room for 36 women and about 30 children. Those staying here are living on five different floors. Each floor has its own life with many rooms and a communal kitchen. You will have your own apartment with two rooms and a bath/toilet. There will be staff here 24/7.

Kvindehjemmet is also for children

If you have children, the apartments are arranged so you can live together as a family. We also have a playroom and a playground. In Børnetræet, children can share their thoughts and worries with the staff who are familiar with the challenges of discussing violence with children. In Børnetræet, you can also work on maintaining a normal daily life with school or some other institution.

 

“Children, who have lived with violence, often worry about many things. In Børnetræet, we can talk about it in a language that is suitable for children’s ears.”

Pedagogue in Børnetræet

Packing List

Women don’t always have the time or opportunity to pack before they move to a women’s shelter. If it is possible for you to make preparations, we have made a list with things that are good to take along for you and your children:

  • Clothing
  • NemID, health insurance card, driver’s license, passport
  • Dankort and cash (If you have any)
  • Keys to your home and car
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Medicine
  • All your official documents such as your birth certificate, marriage certificate, immigration papers, educational certificates and diplomas, etc.
  • Some toys for your children
  • Photos or other things that mean something special to you.

How long can I stay at Kvindehjemmet?

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