Information in English
Zornrot is a counselling center that specializes in sexual violence against children, adolescents and young adults of any gender. We offer counselling for young people between 12 and 27 who are directly affected by sexual violence, as well as relatives, friends, partners or teachers and other child and youth care workers who are worried about a child or teenager in their care. We support people over the age of 27 in their search for a suitable therapy or other facility. We try to stabilize them as best as possible during the waiting period
Sexual violence comes in many forms – it might be verbal, digital or physical, a single incidence or frequent abuse, the perpetrator might be a stranger or a relative – no matter what you have experienced, even if you are not sure whether what happened to you qualifies as sexual violence, you are always welcome to make an appointment and talk to us.
On principal, you only tell us what you feel comfortable talking about. We won’t interrogate you or question what you tell us. We are here to listen. We take what you tell us seriously. And we won’t tell anybody else what you said. The counselling sessions are confidential, free of charge and – if you don’t want to give us your name or contact information – anonymous.
If you have experienced or still are experiencing any kind of sexual violence, or if you are a parent, friend, neighbor or teacher of someone who might be experiencing sexual violence, you can contact us via phone or e-mail.
If you call on
Monday between 10-12
Tuesday between 14-16
Thursday between 9-12
Friday between 10-12
we will usually be able to pick up the phone and talk to you immediately. If you call at any other time, you can leave us a message after the beep (be patient there will be a long announcement in german), and we will call you back as soon as possible. We are normally able to give you an appointment with an English-speaking counselor in our center in Hamburg - Bergedorf within 1-2 weeks.