Violence has many faces. It occurs in all social groups and can be either physical, psychological, economic, sexual, or structural. Every fifth woman or girl is affected by violence.
The women’s shelter “Frauenhaus Amstetten” offers protection for affected women and is available around the clock. It offers telephone and outpatient counseling for women affected by violence, admission of women and their children round the clock, crisis intervention, support in legal and financial matters, accompanying to court and authorities, support in finding housing and employment. Children are also supervised and accompanied by a trained staff member. The main goal is support and stabilization.