Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre
LARA offers unbureaucratic assistance for women, girls and transgender people over the age of 14, who have been raped, sexually abused and/or sexually harassed.
LARA‘s counsellors will listen to you and take you seriously. They will offer you support irrespective of how long ago the sexual abuse occurred and who committed it.
You may choose to remain anonymous. We will not record your personal data if you do not wish us to do so. It goes without saying that we treat all information strictly confidentially.
Counselling is offered by telephone or in person. We will try to arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible. We offer counselling in English, French, Turkish and Polish. For other languages we arrange language mediators.
Our telephone hotline offers you rapid advice and support.
In acute crisis situations you can also come to us without a prior appointment Mondays to Fridays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. You may have to wait to be seen.
You can bring someone with you to the Centre if you wish to. Please note that men are not permitted to enter LARA’s premises during opening hours.
Free legal advice from experienced female lawyers is offered every Tuesday.
You can arrange an appointment via our hotline.
Please call our telephone hotline on 030 216 88 88 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violence against Women* can have serious consequences for their mental health.
In this case, there are several services that offer support Berlin:
- shelters and refuge housing for women* in cases of domestic violence
- specialized counseling centers
- An evening/ night time contact point and counseling center for women*
- Psychiatric services in hospitals
- “Sozialpsychiatrische Dienste” (Social psychiatric services) and psychiatrists and psychotherapists.
The aim of this questionnaire is to identify the explicit wishes and needs of women* who are survivors of vio-lence and consequently bring to light the social demands. Therefor we want to ask questions like:
- „What kind of support do women* who are survivors of violence ask for?”
- „What is missing?“
We are planning to improve the current support services in Berlin. In order to do so, we ask you - as experts due to your experience - for your opinion.