Dear Women*, relatives and advice seeker,
beause of the current situation we closed LARA for the public until the 19.4. No groups or person to person counselling will take place within this period.
At the moment only counselling via phone!
You may contact us as usual via our hotline to get an appointment or to get support immediatly. We try to enable counselling in different languages, don't hesitate to contact us if you don't speak German! Legal counselling via phone is still possible, too. You may also contact us via mail.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you understand our decision. We try to handle this situation with care and responsibility to stop virus Corona from spreading rapidly. Please visit our website for updates about our offer.
Take care and stay healthy!
Your team from LARA e.V.
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.
Hotline: 030- 216 8888
Support for refugee women*: 030- 216 30 23 // email@example.com
Online counselling: https://lara-berlin.de/angebote/e-mail-beratung
Support Hotline for women in case of any violence: 08000- 116 016
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LARA e.V. is the only Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre* in Berlin! We counsel and support women who have been raped or who have experienced sexual assault, coercion or harassment.
- Imagine that someone you care about has had a bad experience. Perhaps she secretly feels ashamed or even blames herself. She is alone with her fears and anger and can’t find the words to express them; often there are no words for such experiences. Imagine that she doesn’t realise she is just one of very many women who have had similar experiences…
- 40% of women over the age of 16 in Germany have experienced sexual violence at some point.
- 80% of the victims have incurred serious damage to their health – such as anxiety, sleep disorders, depression etc. – as a result of sexual violence
- 47% of women who have experienced sexual violence have never spoken about it to anyone.