Since 1996 obDach? e.V. (and their “Nachtcafé) has been offering temporary EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION, including meals, to around 40 homeless and socially disadvantaged guests every week from Thursday night to Friday morning. It is one of the few programs of its kind which is open at that time. In winter, and particularly when the temperatures drop, even more guests can be expected (up to 80).
An increasing number of people utilise the program for more than just emergency accommodation and for a variety of reasons including, for instance, the opportunity to have a warm MEAL or simply to be in the company of others. As a low-level program we are not in the position to offer anyone a “way out”, but we strive to be attentive to the issues affecting individuals and to keep them informed of any assistance which may be available to them. We are completely independent and non-denominational.
PLEASE DONATE NOW so that we can continue to help our guests to the extent that we have up to now. In the winter months (Nov. – April) we receive a small donation from the city of Berlin’s “Kältehilfe” relief fund. This means that in the remainder of the year we have to finance ourselves by other means. We guarantee that 100% of your donation goes directly to our guests who are in urgent need of your help due to the fact that we all offer our time on a volunteer basis with no financial compensation.
You can see exactly where YOUR SUPPORT is needed in the list of necessities on the right side of the page. Feel free to write us should you have any questions regarding the list.
We would like to thank you in advance on behalf of our guests. Without financial support we would not be able to continue.
obDach e.V. team member
PS. If you would like to donate clothing (particularly for men) or any other items (non-perishable food items, toiletries, pillows, large cups/mugs etc.) please contact us directly. THANK YOU!