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Counselling and support on-site

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Are you looking for individual counselling and support in your area? Then this page is exactly what you've been looking for: With our search engine, you can easily find free counselling centres, language cafés and other offers nearby.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, almost all counselling centres closed down throughout Germany. You can still reach many of these centres by phone or email. Under the sections "Where can I find help?" and "Help for special target groups" you will find several direct links to counselling centres' websites where you can find help with various problems.

We currently offer information regarding the following cities & regions: Aachen, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Chemnitz, Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Halle an der Saale, Hamburg, Hannover, Kiel, Köln, Leipzig, München, Nürnberg, Offenbach, Oldenburg, Recklinghausen, Saarbrücken, Schweinfurt, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Wuppertal.

There are also similar search engines available for the following cities:

Your city/region is not included? Below you will find counselling centres, hotlines and online offers you can access from all over Germany.

  • All of the counselling centres mentioned above are non-governmental. The employees do not work for the state and do not pass on any information to authorities.
  • All the counselling centres mentioned provide their service free of charge. You do not have to pay to seek advice or support. In some cases, the call itself is also free. In other cases, you will have to pay the usual telephone charges.

Where can I find help?

Life in Germany

Asylum & Residence Rights

Education & Work

Psychosocial Support

Drugs & Addiction


Missing family Members

In an Emergency


Special offers for specific target groups

Children & Youth