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Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Frauen

Land Brandenburg, Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Familie

Europäische Union

Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

papatya, anonymous crisis shelter for girls and young women with a migration background
Mädchen mit Mütze Mädchen mit Kopftuch lachendes Mädchen Mädchen mit Kaffetasse lachendes Mädchen Mädchen mit Schleier


PAPATYA is a registered youth welfare institution.

The crisis shelter is financed for the most part by the Berlin Senate’s Department for Education, Youth and Research and to a lesser degree by donations. To ensure that in the case of immediate danger a girl can be assisted immediately irrespective of any financing body giving prior assent, PAPATYA finances the stay through a flat charge. Municipal youth welfare services thus face no cost. In case of further add-on costs, PAPATYA liaises with financing bodies in accordance with § 34 and § 41 SGB VIII (Social Law Book).

Our online counselling service SIBEL is a project covering a number of German federal states, and as such currently financed by Baden-Württemberg, Berlin und Brandenburg. We would like to win more federal states as sponsors as SIBEL suffers some financial shortfall and has to be cross- financed through donations. 
As beneficiary of the DAPHNE III Program for the Protection of Girls and Women from Violence and the Erasmus+ program we have ensured funding by the European Union. At the moment we collaborate with European und Turkish partner organisation on the projects