Safe Nest is a cooperation project of the Amali Foundation and Flamingo e.V. . It focuses on the support of pregnant refugee women * and refugee mothers with small children in the area of Berlin. We offer furnished rooms in apartments as well as individual support and advice at all levels. Pregnant women* and mothers with small children need a safe place for themselves and their children. In the heavily overcrowded emergency shelters, they live together with a lot of other people in a confined space, they have no privacy and neither the mothers nor their children are protected from harassment and attacks. In addition, the constant burden of intercultural and gender-specific differences can have a retrospective effect on women. To recover of the reasons of flight - often sexualized violence, sexual torture, genital mutilation and war-related mass rape – ans of the traumatic flight itself, these women* need a safe place to live and holistic support. To take care of one's own children and to settle down in a new culture can only be achieved if one can experience a secure, protected space and adequate support.
We offer support for pregnant refugee women* and mothers with children on several levels:
@ For a transitional period of 6 to 12 months, we provide a living space in the form of a room in an apartment in Berlin Neukölln.
@ The apartments are just a short walk from the Flamingo e.V office and the consultations.
@ Through individual counseling and accompaniment, we are looking for long-term perspectives, a job as well as an own flat.
@ The consultations are offered by a female expert with an own flight and migration history in German, English and Farsi. For other languages, language assistants are available.
@ We accompany, if desired, to appointments at the authorities.
@ We try to ensure with a network of doctors, psychological counselors and midwives sufficient medical and psychological care during and after a pregnancy.
@ The consulting and support offers are also available when the women* and children have moved to their own flat.