🇬🇧 Information for refugees — Who will help me?

Are you a refugee or asylum seeker living in Grünstadt or the surrounding countryside, called Leiningerland?

Welcome! We are here to help you.

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Who we are

We are citizen volunteers who want to help refugees in our region. We are a non-governmental organization (NGO), that is, we are independent of the authorities and have nothing to do with the actual asylum process. We focus on helping individuals in need.

How we help

We know that settling into new surroundings and a previously unknown culture can be very difficult. We want to help you overcome any problems of daily life, be they large or small, to allow you to adjust as well as possible to living in Germany and Leiningerland.

In short, we are happy to be the first point of contact for any problem that you may face.

In particular, we can help you with questions such as:

  • Where can I learn to speak German?
  • Where can I practice to speak German?
  • How do you shop for groceries in Germany?
  • What should I do to see a doctor free of charge?
  • How do I register my child at school?
  • Who can help my child with homework and school problems?
  • How do I find an apartment?
  • Who can help me find furniture, and who can help me transport it?
  • Who will let me borrow some tools?
  • What do I need to do to go by bus or train?
  • Where can I get a bicycle?
  • Can I continue my education?
  • May I work?
  • Who can help with administrative formalities?
  • Who can help me with filling out forms?
  • Who can help me understand official letters?
  • Where can I get legal assistance?

If you feel lost and don’t know how to proceed, feel free to contact us. We will try our best to help.

Who we help

We seek to help all refugees and asylum seekers in Grünstadt and the surrounding area, regardless of their country of origin or the duration of their stay in Germany, and regardless of the legal status of their asylum application.

Where to meet friends and volunteer helpers

Every week, there are three public meetups in Grünstadt. Just stop by and meet friendly people!

1st meetup: Café International on Mondays

Every Monday 10am- 11am.

Address: VISàVIS, Jakobstraße 50, 67269 Grünstadt
Contact phone number: 0157 53 111 408, alternative 06359 9291 047 (only Monday 10am-11am)
Contact e-mail: liga@gmx-topmail.de

2nd meetup: Café International on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday 6pm – 8pm.

Address: Haus der Jugend Grünstadt, Kreuzerweg 6, 67269 Grünstadt
Contact phone number: 0157 53 111 408, alternative 06359 83640 (only Tuesday 6pm-8pm)
Contact e-mail: liga@gmx-topmail.de

3rd meetup: Café Begegnung

Every Wednesday 3:30pm – 5pm (except during school holidays in summer).

Address: Stadtmission Grünstadt, Jakobstraße 30, 67269 Grünstadt
Contact: Reverend Jochen Bendl, phone number: 06359 5605
Contact e-mail:  stadtmission.gruenstadt@egvpfalz.de

(Organized by the protestant church, open to everybody.)

Note: the entrance is located in the street „Östlicher Graben.“

How can I get help?

The first step is to contact us. Just come to one of the three weekly meetups, or send us a message using the form below. Important: please provide some contact information (email address or phone number), otherwise it will be impossible for us to get back to you.

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