Checklist for Your Escape

Even if you have no time to pack a suitcase, you can come to the women’s shelter. We will give you all you need for a start, including clothes, food, bedding, and toiletries.


If you are able, bring the following items with you to the women’s shelter:


  • passports, identification papers for yourself and your children
  • money or money card
  • health insurance certificate / health insurance card (“Chipkarte”)
  • immigration papers
  • birth certificates, marriage license
  • bank account statements
  • tax documents (“Lohnsteuerkarte”)
  • rental contract
  • pension plan documents
  • child custody papers
  • valuables (savings bank book, jewelry)


  • extra clothing for yourself and your children
  • your children’s school stuff and favorite toys
  • small items you and your children like
  • address books, diaries
  • medications


Download a PDF of this list here