Thank you for your interest in our work. Please see below for important information:

Staying at Bodelschwingh House is a social support measure. Its scope is specified in Sections 67 and 68 of Book XII of the German Social Code [Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB)] as assistance for persons with special living circumstances and social difficulties. Special living circumstances may include: not having a home, having no secure income, being released from a psychiatric hospital or similar. Social difficulties mean not being able to solve these problems by oneself.

Advice, the support process and housing go together. If you are only looking for an apartment, we are not the right place for you.

If you want to be accepted into Bodelschwingh House, we will first have an information meeting. This will allow us to learn which assistance you need and tell you about Bodelschwingh House.

If you need more information, we are available Tuesdays from 1 PM – 3 PM and Thursdays from 9 AM – 12 PM. Please come by or call us at 040 – 227 217 77.

It is important for us to speak to you in German. Your German does not have to be perfect, but good enough to communicate.

To be admitted, you must be at least 25 years old.

We accept males and transgender people. Other assistance is available to women, but not from us.

It is important for us to be able to work together with you. This may be difficult if you drink a lot of alcohol, take illegal drugs or have a severe mental illness.

If you receive treatment for an addiction, we expect you to continue this treatment.

If you and we agree together on your moving into Bodelschwingh House, we will work out the costs with you. After our discussion, we will submit an application for support under Sections 67 – 69 of Book XII of the German Social Code to the Emergency Housing Department of the Hamburg-Altona district. Your admission will also be decided by this department, not by us alone.

If you have any further questions, please call or see us.