The women's shelter for victims of domestic violence are often the last refuge. However, due to the shortage of housing important Protection sites are blocked and women who want to take it off, can't do that.
Dachau – For victims of domestic violence the women's shelter is an important point of contact. Because there are five women and up to six children will not only find a safe shelter in time, but also qualified advice and human support on the way to an independent life without violence and fear. However, the successful work of five Social workers in the woman's home team to be affected by the housing shortage in the Region.
"On the free market, our women have no Chance, and the waiting time for social housing is simply enormous," says educator and social therapist Birgit van Gunsteren. The serious consequences: women who have developed during their stay in the protective device, a new perspective is missing, then the prospect of a home of their own as the Basis for an independent life. At the same time, residents are not able to take off in the absence of connector housing block, the protection of places in the women's house. The Team wants to look, therefore, once again, the conversation with the policy, van Gunsteren: "We are in need of transitional housing."
The Problem is not new. The women's house team has therefore made again and again efforts and the plight of attention. "But we can't solve the Problem as a social worker," stresses social worker Sabine Zarusky.
the stay in the women house is intended only as a Station on time. Goal is to stabilize the women with their children, to provide them with security and self-esteem for an independent life. This goal remains, even if more and more "Multi-Problem-families" come into the woman's house, such as the educators ' reports.
Traumatized women, often with a migration background and little knowledge of German, who are often still young, seek help at a women's shelter. It takes the residents to trust the inside, to live without support. But no apartment is. Ten residents have left their children in the previous year, the woman of the house, but only two were actually able to obtain a home of their own. The rest have moved on to other institutions, slipped away to live with Relatives, went to volunteer in a Homeless shelter or returned, as in a case, even back to her violent Partner. And four women have been living for more than a year in the house, although the courts would be urgently needed.
the Figures in the annual report of 2019: show The 166 square-requests are ten women, the move could. Always there are more requests than places, because some patients, after a telephonic consultation, other options to be found. Or women are taught through a nationwide network of other facilities. Of the 51 women from the district who have requested, moved only three. "The women often do not want to to us, where the violent Partner is living with three corners." These women can be transferred to other locations. Nevertheless, the Situation is exacerbated because women stay because of the housing shortage for longer than necessary in the protection device, and seats are thus less likely new.
The women's house team takes every Chance to remedy the situation. In the autumn of 2019, the dachauer woman house, the drive works in sponsorship of the work has been included in a newly launched national funding programme "Second Stage". An additional expert should search the women targeted support in the housing market, to establish contacts to establish housing societies, a cooperation network. "But we were not able to occupy the place so far," reported Zarusky. Now the woman home Team hopes to have the support of the municipal policy for the creation of transitional housing.
HPUpdated Date: 23 May 2020, 04:33