English Information on the William-Booth-House

We offer four different types of social service:

1. Übergangshaus: halfway house

  • Target group: men who have special social difficulties
  • f. e.: being homeless, unemployment, debts, mostly a kind of addiction, psychological problems, health problems
  • Are not able to overcome difficulties without help
  • Come from: year long living on street, hospitals/rehab, imprisonment, divorce from partner, counselling, day drop in etc
  • Structure: one-bed room, self suppliance, common rooms,
  • Each man has a social worker who helps them to find an adequate solution and change their situation, in ca. 6 months time
  • Halfway House has space for 26 men, and employs 4 social workers, we take in men from all over the country

2. Ambulante Betreuung BEW: out-patient treatment

  • same target-group but, they are not homeless (but are threatened with homelessness), otherwise same social difficulties
  • or moved from halfway house into own apartment and need some adapting help
  • we serve women also in this type

3. Therapeutische Wohngemeinschaft TWG: therapeutical residential community

  • target group: men with long term alcohol addiction but trying or willing to live abstinent and/or have psychiatric health problems, in addition to social difficulties (mentioned above) who are not able to supply for themselves or live without in- house help
  • it is part of the social psychiatric health system of Bezirk Charl./Wilmersdorf which rules that their must be a certain number of services for people in this target group
  • help: in very small steps trying to reach the big goal of integration (back) in society
  • 14 one bed rooms split in 3 apartments, 2 social workers and 6 care workers
  • specialty of this service: 6 healthcare-workers work in shifts so that somebody is there for 24hours a day every day of the year
  • those men stay for at least one but regularly over 2 years

4. Verbundwohnen: therapeutical out-patient living

  • target group: men and women or couples with long term alcohol addiction willing to live abstinent and/or have psychiatric health problems in addition to social difficulties (mentioned above) who are not able to supply for themselves or live without help
  • they should be able to follow appointments and agreements, have successfully had abstinent phases or are willing to at least reduce their abuse
  • they should live in district of Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf
  • how we work/ our offers:
  • one-to-one appointments with healthcare-provider and socialworker meetings 2 to 4 times a week support with: self-sufficiency, social contacts/behaviour, daily structure and freetime, employment, education, handling psychological issues, crisis intervention, handling medication, handling finances
  • we offer 20 placements with currently: one 3-bedroom apartment for 3 people to share (rented by institution and sublet to clients) one 2-bedroom apartment for 2 people to share (rented by institution and sublet to clients)  one single apartment with 1 person (self rented)