The goal and mission of Refugee Sisters* is to provide specialized counseling, accompaniment, support and empowerment to lesbian, bisexual and queer women* as well as trans* and inter* individuals who have come to Hamburg as refugees.

Refugee Sisters* aims to connect people with the resources and information they need to realize their short- and long-term goals after arriving in Hamburg.

We are a project of Intervention e.V.

Project funding by:

Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung, Gleichstellung und Bezirke



Refugee Sisters* accompanies people before, during and after the asylum process.

Counseling at Refugee Sisters* is free of charge. Counseling is confidential and can be anonymous if desired.

Individual counseling takes place in a safer* space with a queer psychologist. Counselling in English, German, Spanish and French is always available, for additional languages LGBTQI* community translators can be arranged.

The duration of counselling is individual and is based on the wishes and needs of each client.



Availability and Appointments

Counselling is by appointment only - please contact us for an appointment:

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By phone & digitally on Whatsapp, Signal, Telegram: 01575 - 9617503

Refugee Sisters* works with translation tools - feel free to send us a message in your preferred language.

Opening hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays: 10:00-18:00.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 15:00-18:00



In addition to specialized counseling, Refugee Sisters* offers networking opportunities and community meetings.

Participants have the opportunity to participate in community activities digitally and in person:
  • Participation in a multilingual Telegram group for networking and exchange with other queer women*, inter*, trans*, and non-binary people with and without asylum system experience,

  • Participation in twice-monthly community meetings in a safer* space; opportunities to co-create, share ideas, talk, and, to plan and implement community activities,

  • Participation in (and if desired, planning and organizing) community activities several times a year.
Please contact us to get connected.