Frankfurt’s train station district is one of the biggest drug and prostitution hotspots in Europe. In this dark place, we want to make a difference for people and change lives. The Hope Center Frankfurt is located in the middle of the Bahnhofsviertel (train station district). Covering more than 500 square meters, the Hope Center opens its doors several times a week to provide different offerings to prostitutes, drug addicts, the homeless, refugees, and the sick, such as counseling to those in need. In addition, the teams perform various outreaches and humanitarian services on the streets. It is key for us to be close to the needy.
The Hope Center is equipped with a kitchen. Every week, a team cooks food for the homeless, drug addicts, and prostitutes. The Hope Center also offers a Café for prostitutes and soon a Tearoom for the homeless.
Hope for the heart of Europe.
All services of the seven pillars of a Hope Center are available in Frankfurt
HOPE CENTER LEADER:
- General social counseling
- Debt counseling
- Help with housing search
- Help with job search
- Help with visits to authorities
- Referral and accompaniment to specialized counseling centers
- Referral and accompaniment to drug rehabilitation centers and women’s shelters
HOPE FOR PROSTITUTES IN FRANKFURT
Frankfurt a. M., Germany, is the center of the metropolitan region and has a good transportation infrastructure. Unfortunately, this makes it also an attractive location for prostitution. In Frankfurt, the Bahnhofsviertel is the city’s largest red-light district. The fourteen brothels number 620 rooms. The largest brothel has up to 180 rooms. In addition, it exists an innumerable number of prostitutes on the streets. The number of prostitutes in Frankfurt’s station district is very high. More than half the prostitutes are migrants. Numerous women prostitute themselves involuntarily (human trafficking). The reasons for this poor state are plentiful; they include ignorance of the exit options, emotional dependencies of affected women to pimps, and deception and extortion in organized crime.
The Women’s Café is located in the Hope Center Frankfurt. Every week, the Women’s Café opens its doors to prostitutes and offers counseling sessions and practical help. The Women’s Café is a place where women can come with all their problems. Together we find solutions. Our goal is to build relationships and trust. Often trust is lost to every person they have in their lives. We value these precious human beings until they trust enough to open up and let us help them. Through various pampering programs and workshops, women are allowed to calm down and gain confidence.
We cooperate with safe shelters throughout Germany. Therefore, we can bring women to safety fast and free of charge, regardless of their origin. In the shelters, the women are helped to find a new path in life.
Outreach In The Station District
HOPE FOR PROSTITUTES, DRUG ADDICTS & HOMELESS PEOPLE
Although there are several aid organizations for homeless people, drug addicts, and prostitutes in Frankfurt, the reality is that most people do not take advantage of these services. They either don’t know that help is available or where to receive help. Most of them have no hope that someone might help them.
By reaching out to the needy, we aim to reduce the barrier for people to take the available help. House of Hope has diverse professional and volunteer teams that go to the streets of the station district daily to meet these people. We show them love and appreciation and encourage them that it’s never too late to start all over. We take time to hear their stories and we built valuable relationships with them. We inform them about existing and new help offers. Moreover, we accompany them to different aid organizations. We also provide food, drink, and first aid on the street.