We provide support that is free, confidential and anonymous – all over Switzerland
List of consultation centers for victim assistance by canton.
to provide psychosocial and therapeutic assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as to sensitize the public and professionals to this problem.
We offer a confidential and secure place to stay for a limited period of time (six months). Children are welcome and your stay will be supervised (individual interviews, discussion groups, mother-child interviews).
Rue de Montchoisy 46
If you are in an acute situation of violence, contact the police on the emergency number 117.
You are safe with us and will find peace to plan your next steps with our support. We will provide information and advice about your legal options, accompany you to appointments and connect you to other professionals. We will support you with issues relating to raising your children and the children will regularly be looked after by professionals.
DAO is the umbrella organisation of women’s shelters in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and offers its many years of expertise on the subject of domestic violence.
Dachorganisation der Frauenhäuser Schweiz und Liechtenstein
PO Box 2309
You can reach us day and night at 061 681 66 33. We will clarify with you whether admission to our women’s refuge is the right thing to do for you. You can call us without entering into an obligation. Interviews are treated confidentially. You can remain anonymous if you wish.
The quickest way to contact us is to call the free number 147.
This is how it works:
You call, you hear a short recorded message, then it rings at our house.
Take a breath, we’ll take your call soon.
Don’t worry about what to say. We will listen to you, no matter how big or small your problem is.
We offer listening, information and support to those affected.
Our association also has a shelter for women and their children in need of safety.
Rue de Lausanne 91
P.O. Box 538