|To help refugees in Gießen please contact the local projects below or find more information on how to help|
Giessen or Gießen as it is spelt in German (German pronunciation: [ˈɡiːsən]) is a town in the German federal state (Bundesland). Hessen, capital of both the district of Gießen and the administrative region of Gießen. The population is approximately 78,000, with roughly 24,000 university students.
If you are a local from Gießen or the greater region of Gießen looking for ways to help refugees, please check out the page Helping refugees in Gießen. Many information can be found on the Facebook page ASYL Gießen - also a great place to get in touch with local volunteers.
official information websites:
All projects and organizations in Gießen
- 1 Facilities
- 2 Get Help in Gießen
- 3 Practical Information
- 4 German Courses
- 5 Social Activities
- 6 Sports
- 7 Get Clothes, Toys and other Goods
- 8 Activity Time Table
- 9 Other Organizations
Refugees arriving in Germany get send to one of the 16 States. Everyone who is send to Hessen will first have to register in the Registration Facility of Hesse, "Hessische Erstaufnahme-Einrichtung (HEAE)" in Gießen.
There are currently two refugee homes in Gießen, one located near the main train station on Meisenbornweg and another one in an old US Army Facility outside the city.
The Location of the registration facility in Hessen is the first place for refugees who are sent to Hessen.
local volunteers can contact the DRK Gießen to help at the camp.
Get Help in Gießen
Medinetz Gießen guarantees anonymous treatment for people without papers. As we are directly cooperating with medical doctors the consultation will be free of charge. In particular cases financial support for further charges (i.e. medication) may be provided. Website
Hebammenschülerinnen helfen - Midwifes in training from Gießen offer free support and advice to pregnant women and young mothers.
Please contact for personal support:
Sara Taherie, Madeleine Möller
- Tel: 0151-61306059
- Mail: [email protected]
Diakonie Gießen helps refugees under and over 18years, pregnant woman and everyone with asyl questions without a appointment it's open friday from 8:30–12:00 Uhr.
On Mondays and Tuesdays the initiative an.ge.kommen can help you with all kinds of questions in their office in Schottstraße 5.
The protestant churches of Gießen offer pastoral care. find out more on their website.
- The local Freifunk-Group offered to take care of free Wifi in the refugee camps - tho now the Regierungspräsidium Gießen decided to get in touch with Telecom to do the job.
The Café Hope offers German language courses at for beginners and advanced learners.
The refugee support group an.ge.kommen offers German courses three days a week.
ZIB Language School offers a free German Course starting in September 2015.
Café Hope Gießen is a place for Refugees and Locals to meet and enjoy a good time together. The Café is organized by the Free protestant Community "Freie evangelische Gemeinde". They also offer German Courses.
Every Monday, the people from an.ge.kommen have a free evening for locals and refugees in Schottstrasse 5 in Gießen. Check out an.ge.kommen for cooking events, excursions, guided tours and many other activities.
The group an.ge.kommen organizes soccer matches and rugby games twice a week at the Lahn-meadow.
Get Clothes, Toys and other Goods
The Jugendwerkstatt Gießen sells second hand clothes, furniture and many other things including bicycles at low prices.
The Umsonstladen offers clothes and other stuff for free.
Activity Time Table
|Activity Time Table for Gießen|
|10:00||German Course for women (with childcare)||German Course||German Course|
|16:00|| German Course
17:00 German Course (beginner)
|17:00 German Course (beginner)||17:00 German Course (beginner)||17:00 German Course (advanced)||15:30 Rugby|
|18:00||Get Together||Individual Support||Football|
- Immigrant Organizations
- Save me Gießen - Gießen sagt nein! (Gießen says no!)
- Amnesty International Gießen
- ZIBB Zentrum für interkulturelle Bildung und Begegnung in Gießen - Center for intercultural Learning and Encounter - http://www.zibb-giessen.de/
- ASYL Gießen, a private Facebook page to connect refugees, volunteers and organizations - https://www.facebook.com/asylgiessen