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The social letterbox: Help, my daughter and I are homeless

I have been on the run with my child from a violent ex-husband. I have slept on the sofa with friends over a period of time. to keep my work, so I had an inco

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The social letterbox: Help, my daughter and I are homeless

I have been on the run with my child from a violent ex-husband. I have slept on the sofa with friends over a period of time.

to keep my work, so I had an income and could support myself and my child. I have now unfortunately reached the point where I no longer have the energy to fight everyday to get it all to hang together. My daughter suffers from our course and have also no means got after everything she has been through. We both need help, but I don't know where I should go?

I have not addressed me on the municipality, since I'm afraid of being labeled as a bad mother. I have also been hunderæd to seek out a shelter, which of course also is a part of the system.

no longer defend the way we live.

I have no profit back, and my daughter can feel it on me. It is also very exhausting to be a guest in someone's home. We live in the city of Copenhagen, and it is also here, my daughter goes in the institution, and I will under no circumstances move her away from there, since it is the only secure base she has in her life. If I move her, falls her world together!

to move to, for example, Slagelse or naksov, denmark, as several otherwise has bruised me, otherwise it would be easy to find a home there.

I need a good advice in my fairly hopeless situation!


I understand very well your concern to seek help in the established system. And it makes me frankly both angry and concerned that parents who need help, have it on the way. The system should be there to provide help and support, without you as a citizen need to be concerned about what can happen if you apply.

I will then also say that you will have to seek help to move on. You have to trust that no will you the well.

I understand as well, that you will not move your daughter, and it is so powerful gone of you, that you have retained your job in all of your chaotic life situation. For how hard it is, I think, is to find a job to keep you afloat and ovenvande. the
social Worker Puk Sabber manager the social letterbox. Photo: Jakob Boserup
initially you should let yourself write up in all the housing associations and register with the flexible the waiting list. When you are in work and have been out for samlivsophør, you can receive a home faster than usual through the flexible rental.

Additionally, you can search the city of Copenhagen to get on the social housing waiting list. To do this, contact the Citizens advice bureau Matthæusgade in Matthæusgade in Vesterbro in Copenhagen. There is a group of employees who assess whether you can get on the list. You can also apply for it in writing – so you will also get a written decision on your application.

, to find a home outside Copenhagen, and then commute until you find something closer. After all, you don't take your daughter out of the institution, just because Of the move. I know that it is not easy, but you might not need to move completely to naksov, denmark or Odense to find something.

is quite brittle. The only thing else you can do, is to rent one of the new apartments in for example Harbour or Copenhagen for about 11,000 dollars a month, and then get the housing as a single parent. Or you can rent a room out and on the way get some rental income to cover the expensive rent. Home and other real estate agents have several of these new apartments in Copenhagen for rent, as they can not be sold.

I wish you the best, and hope In comes quickly on.


means that both have an acute housing problem and a social problem and social problems, which can be remedied wholly or partially by the order of a dwelling.

gives you the opportunity to obtain preferential access to a general care in Copenhagen, if you meet one of the following two criteria:

If you are in work.If you can document that you or someone in your household has a permanent job for at least 25 hours per week.

in Copenhagen has led to increased waiting times for citizens who need boligsocial instructions. The waiting time for young persons under 25 years was an average of 313 days in the second half of 2015. For citizens over the age of 25 were waiting on average approximately 200 days.

the Wait depends largely on how much the individual can afford to pay in rent. There is a great shortage of housing, as young people and single people can pay.

is a network for abused women and children, who need social or practical support following a stay in a shelter and/or break with an abusive relationship.

the Red Cross Qnet can be contacted by telephone at 21 19 86 52.

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