Winter Aid City of Cologne 2022/2023

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Winter aid in Köln-Merheim

For homeless people, from 1 November 2022 (and expected to last until 30 April 2023) the municipality will offer support in Ostmerheimer Street 220, 51109 Köln. The offer stands Around the clock every day available.

Access by public transport: 

  • Merheim stop with tram line 1
  • Bus stop Ostmerheimer Straße with bus line 157

Offer to stay overnight

  • for women and men 
  • daily from 7 p.m. in the evening until 8 a.m. in the morning
  • 72 sleeping places (twelve of them for women, in a separate and protected area)

Offer for the day

People can also stay in Ostmerheimer Strasse during the day: The Day offer is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.. A hot lunch, coffee and tea are served there. There is also the possibility to shower, wash and dry clothes. There are also lockers and a clearing and mediation service. The Social Service of Catholic Women (Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen e.V., SkF) provides social work for the special needs of homeless women by the hour during the day.

For the offer in Ostmerheimer Straße 220, the municipality works closely with the SkF and with the Sozialdienst Katholischer Männer e.V. (SKM).


For homeless EU immigrants

Those who have migrated from the European Union and are not entitled to social benefits may be eligible in the Vorgebirgstraße 22 stay overnight. The "Humanitarian Aid" offer in Vorgebirgstraße is provided by the municipality in close cooperation with the SKM. The overnight accommodation is open 365 days a year, daily from 7pm to 8am.



Overnight accommodation for dogs

At the animal welfare association in Köln-Zollstock stand for dogs ten places per night available. The owners can bring their dogs bring in the evening until 6 p.m. or in the time from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The dogs spend the night in a heated kennel (underfloor heating) and are provided with food and water. In the morning, the dogs can picked up again from 7 a.m. become. Please call in advance: 0221/381858.

[All information without guarantee, source: City Köln information dated 20/09/2022, 28/10/2022, 16/11/2022]

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