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Government support for accomodation

To whom it may concern:

Is there perhaps someone who can advise me on the following:

I am married and am a stay at home mom. As such I do not earn a salary. I have been in an emotionally abusive relationship and really need to move out now to my own place but would like for my children to stay with me. Does anyone know if the government gives any financial support for this type of situation. My husband cannot afford extra accommodation.
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Re: Government support for accomodation

If you have been in an abusive situation and would like to move out, you can perhaps contact the Frauenhaus nearer you.

http://www.frauenhaus-schweiz.ch/

They are an organization that helps women and children that have suffered abuse. Give them a call and they might be able to help you.

Detailed information on abuse in English here:

http://www.frauenhaus-schweiz.ch/dao...achen/engl.gif

Other languages available on the top right corner (for some reason portuguese does not work, though...)
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Re: Government support for accomodation

Thank you very much Helm but he doesn't abuse me physically. Only in ways that cannot be seen.
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Re: Government support for accomodation

If you read the pdf I linked to, it is quite clearly writen they don't support just victims of physical violence, but also those victims of emotional abuse.

Give them a call. Even if they cannot offer you shelter because of whatever reason, they will probably help you find the right direction.

If you just wish to leave your husband, and have no financial means available, but there is no abuse - physical or psycologial - involved, there is still the possibility to have a free first consultation with a lawyer. Contact the Frauenhaus and just tell them the truth, and they will help you out sending you in the right direction. They are there to help women in difficult situations.

I tried to google some other lawyers, and found an agency that gives you the first 15 minutes consultation for free here, if you absolutely do not want to contact the Frauenhaus. I would still give them [the Frauenhaus] a call - it won't do you any harm.
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I tried to google some other lawyers, and found an agency that gives you the first 15 minutes consultation for free here, if you absolutely do not want to contact the Frauenhaus. I would still give them a call - it won't do you any harm.
I would strongly suggest the Frauenhaus instead of a law firm that calls itself "divorce agency"... a lawyer wants to earn money, so he will not have the same unbiased perspective as a social NGO.
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I would strongly suggest the Frauenhaus instead of a law firm that calls itself "divorce agency"... a lawyer wants to earn money, so he will not have the same unbiased perspective as a social NGO.
I agree. That's why I keep suggesting carne should contact the Frauenhaus...
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Re: Government support for accomodation

Are you here on a permit? What nationality is your husband?
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I would strongly suggest the Frauenhaus instead of a law firm that calls itself "divorce agency"... a lawyer wants to earn money, so he will not have the same unbiased perspective as a social NGO.
The organisation also has contact with proper lawyers, skilled in helping people and not just interested in making money.

Be careful, once your husband learns you are leaving he might become physically violent, so leave when he is at work.

The police know where your local Frauenhaus is.
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Re: Government support for accomodation

Have you given them a call, carne? I hope you did contact them. They are your best bet for help. If you have the time and possibilty, let us know if it went well!
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Are you here on a permit? What nationality is your husband?
That should be irrelevant if OP contacts the women's shelter for help. They'll help OP take care of things if and when necessary.

OP, the women's shelter will be somewhere safe (unknown location to the public).
It is not relevant what kind of abuse is happening - the point is, you say that there is abuse going on and the people at the shelter are there to protect you. You can call them at any time, day or night

Read this important link from the Swiss women's shelter organization.
Here's the closest shelter to your given location and extensive info relating to it in English.


I advise you to get yourself out of the house with the kids and your most important belongings (yours and kids' passports/permits, medical documents, insurance cards, bank cards etc., some money if possible, a favorite toy for your kids, something to calm you down), and go somewhere safe with your kids and belongings to a phone booth or to somewhere remote with your cell phone to make the call to the shelter. The people there will direct you and tell you what to do next. If you have to make the call during the day while the kids are at school, do so, but make sure you can get the kids to come to you/that you can go pick them up if need be.
If you are concerned about being able to take your kids with you, that should be fine, but it is something you can probably ask when you call the shelter.

I'd advise you to turn the ability of your husband to track you off on your phone if you have such a thing installed (I hope not , before you make the call to the shelter, so he can't track you. Do the same to your kids' phones if applicable.

Take notes of the abuse he inflicts on you if you're able, and put the notes somewhere outside of your home where your husband absolutely cannot access them under ANY circumstances.

Get help.
You will receive help even if you don't have money. Your husband does not have any right to make you stay with him. Everything will be done to make sure your kids are safe, and if you are in an abusive situation, authorities and the shelter will look at the situation very carefully.
You will be safe.

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