Even in our wealthy city there is a lot of poverty, if only discovered at second glance. Next to the many who live on the street, thousands of homeless live in pensions and community accommodation, practically without privacy. Owing to the great housing shortage even working people are forced to seek shelter in such accommodation.
We provide support in many ways, from handing out donations in kind to assistance with correspondence with the authorities. We also work closely with other aid organisations.
In addition, and often most importantly we provide an open ear to all, no matter where they come from, and try to help with upcoming challenges. There is always time for a cup of coffee or tea. Thus, Heimatstern has become a gathering place and a safe house where people meet on an equal footing.