AG Behörden (work group ‘Authorities’) of Wedding Hilft
We help refugees in their dealings with the local authorities and during visits to doctors. Some refugees work for us as volunteer interpreters. We mainly operate in Mitte, but will also accompany you to other districts if the journey doesn’t exceed one hour. (For example, Adlershof would be too far away for an interpreter living in Frohnau.)
AG Wohnen (work group ‘Housing’) of Pankow Hilft
As a work group of ‘Pankow Hilft’, a local welcome network for refugees, we provide individual support to refugees who live in collective or emergency shelters in Pankow and seek private accommodation. Together, we get in touch with housing associations to enquire about vacant flats.
among us e.V.
Address: Donaustraße 111, 12043 Berlin
among us is a Berlin-based non-profit association dedicated to helping refugees integrate into German society. Our vision is to help those forced to flee their homes in search of a new start to find a home in Germany and live not simply alongside us, but among us. True help begins with true understanding, which is why our refugee partners are given an important voice within the association. As we help them, so they help us. This spirit of openness, collaboration and understanding underpins everything we do and for this reason we refer to the refugees we work with as partners.
Architects Kauschke + Partners
Address: Hohenzollerndamm 12, 10717 Berlin
The architects of Kauschke + Partners develop cube-shaped living units for refugees, which can be placed on flat roofs or on the ground.
At Home in Europe
Address: c/o BerlinHomes findo UG, Hauptstr. 117
We have made it our mission to provide prompt and unbureaucratic assistance related to housing. BerlinHomes.net is a platform for flat and property seekers in general and organises cultural projects involving visual arts, artists from around the world and educational topics. Further topics: help others to help themselves, host family referral, events, courses, assistance in finding mentors and tandem partners.
Baituna – Housing for refugee families
Baituna provides targeted assistance to refugee families seeking private rented accommodation in Berlin and helps them integrate and settle into their new surroundings. We buy flats, offer landlords a range of support services, rent houses in order to sublet them, connect refugee families with a volunteer mentor or family and create a circle of supporters that helps them become part a larger community.
Be an Angel e.V.
Address: Waldenserstr. 2-4 10115 Berlin
An initiative led by volunteer journalists, marketing specialists and experts from the cultural sector. Direct aid for refugees, housing-related assistance, job matching, assistance with visits to public authorities and development of innovative integration concepts/projects.
Address: Lenaustraße 4, 12047 Berlin
Campus Cosmopolis is an initiative of old and new Berliners. We want to create a centre for autonomous and communal living and learning in the middle of Berlin.
Flüchtlinge Willkommen (Refugees Welcome)
Address: Mensch Mensch Mensch e.V., Postfach 65 03 05, 13303 Berlin
Flüchtlinge Willkommen (Refugees Welcome) is a digital platform that brings flatshares and refugees together. Through our work, we aspire to contribute to nurturing an open society based on principles of solidarity and equality of all.
Address: Koloniestraße 111, 13359 Berlin
Home4Refugees is a free online platform where landlords can advertise flats and get in touch with refugees seeking accommodation.
Initiative Haus der Statistik (‘House of Statistics’)
Address: c/o Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Siemensstraße 27, 10551 Berlin
This initiative was founded by creative professionals, artists, architects and urban developers to save and revitalise the ‘Haus der Statistik’ (‘House of Statistics’) at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. Our goal is to turn the huge GDR building with 50,000 sqm of space into a centre for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities as well as communal democracy.
InteraXion (offensiv’ 91 e.V.)
Address: Hasselwerder Str. 38-40, 12439 Berlin
InteraXion is a contact point for migrants and refugees in Treptow-Köpenick. The project supports you in all matters concerning social and asylum-related issues, job training and integration into the labour market. Their main focus is on consulting activities for refugees who seek private accommodation.
The work group ‘AG Village’ is an open workshop for ideas created by citizens to improve collective accommodation facilities for refugees. An integrative concept called ‘Openport’ has already been developed for the refugee camp at Tempelhof.
Address: Lenaustrasse 4, 12047 Berlin
At Refugio Berlin in the district of Neukölln, people who have lost their homes and who are looking for a new life and a meaningful community have been living and working together on five floors since July 2015. The Refugio is not a ‘Heim’ – it is a living and working community with an integrated approach. Together we develop the blueprint for many other Refugios that will benefit not only refugees but all people. The Refugio also serves as a co-working, training and networking centre and has been awarded a prize as a Social Company. We are a project of the Berlin City Mission and the Sharehaus.
Anschrift: Lenaustrasse 4, 12047 Berlin
Das Sharehaus begann als Gemeinschaftshaus in Südafrika, und die Gründer, Sven Lager und Elke Naters, haben auch das Sharehaus Refugio für die Berliner Stadtmission aufgebaut und 2017 wie geplant übergeben, um eigene Folgehäuser zu planen und andere Hausgründer zu beraten. Das Sharehaus ist jetzt ein gemeinnütziger e.V. und das erste eigenständige Sharehaus Berlin ist in Planung, in dem einheimische und geflüchtete Familien langfristig zusammenwohnen können.
Address: Yorckstr 3, 10965 Berlin
We explore new ways of living and build tiny houses that are so small they can be transported just about anywhere on wheels. Refugees can come to study with us. No papers required.
This work group was established in autumn 2015. A core team of seven volunteers cooperates closely with accommodation facilities in the Berlin district of Wedding. We help refugees to find rooms in shared flats all over Berlin. We want to address the high demand for affordable housing in the area, but also facilitate contacts between local people and refugees. Our work group strives to overcome these hurdles by helping refugees in their search for a room and providing assistance related to flatshares. We also provide answers to landlords renting to refugees.
Xenion, AG Wohnen (work group ‘Housing’)
Address: XENION Psychosoziale Hilfen für politisch Verfolgte e.V., Paulsenstr. 55-56, 12163 Berlin
Support for mentors assisting refugees in their search for a flat | Talks with owners, property managers and housing projects
Zuhause in Zehlendorf – Wohnraum für Geflüchtete (‘At home in Zehlendorf – Housing for refugees’)
Address: Heimat 27, 14165 Berlin
My name is Franziska Menzel, I work at the emergency shelter at T-Damm 123 (officially Leo-Baeck-Straße, gym of Schweizerhof primary school), and I help “my” families and other individuals who are firmly rooted in the district and all over Berlin to find a room or flat, as they would otherwise lose their entire social network due to a transfer to a home for asylum seekers enforced by LaGeSo.
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