Here you will find out about which benefits you can claim for yourself and your family and where you can apply for them. You will also find basic information about daycare centres, how to search for daycare places and what funding you can get.
The tutoring offer is free of charge for children from low-income families. One-to-one lessons take place regularly once a week for one hour each and are held by students, doctoral students and retirees.
Requirement: Proof of need with notification of approval for ALG II or LeipzigPass. Location: Gerberstraße 20, 04105 Leipzig (in close proximity to the main railway station) Contact: +49341 / 60 486 981 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hilfsverein Nächstenliebe e.V. organises a knitting circle regularly. It takes place every 14 days on Fridays. Dates and times are published here. It is a meeting place for young and old from near and far – open to all. Visitors come from all around Leipzig. Solitary persons come out of isolation. There are interesting conversations over coffee and biscuits. Socks, hats, scarves, gloves and pullovers are made during the event. The knitted items go as a gift to freezing children in Eastern Europe.
Location: Gerberstraße 20, 04105 Leipzig (in close proximity to the main railway station) Contact: +49341 / 60 486 981 or email@example.com
At Cafè Yellow, Ukrainian refugees find a place where they can exchange ideas and network with other refugees, where their children can play while they drink a cup of tea, and where they can also just be in peace.
Where: at Café Yellow of Haus Steinstraße e.V., Steinstraße 18, 04275 Leipzig.
When: The café can be visited without prior appointment every Thursday from 2 – 6 pm.
One of the hosts on site is Irina – she herself fled from Ukraine and as a trained psychotherapist she wants to help and support people by offering psychological talks if needed. Details can be arranged with Irina on site or by phone directly with her: +491704722686. If needed, individual conversations with Irina as a psychological specialist are also possible by appointment.
The café offer and the psychological counseling by Irina are aimed at all Ukrainian refugees and are completely free of charge.
We, the parish of Philipp Neri, offer a family breakfast every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (except during school holidays) in the Lindenau church café at Karl-Heine-Straße 110. The program includes singing, playing and having breakfast together. We would also like to open this breakfast to mothers and their children who had to flee the Ukraine in order to offer a place of encounter and exchange. Homepage: https://pfarrei-philipp-neri-leipzig.de/
Where: Play together Puschstrasse 9: For all families who have come to Leipzig: Every Sunday/Monday/Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. we invite you and your children to visit our PlayTogether indoor playground. While your children are playing, you have the opportunity to relax with a cup of coffee or tea, meet other parents and exchange information.
We are very happy for you, our PlayTogether team – ComeTogether
In the CVJM (YMCA) there is the possibility to meet and exchange ideas. There are volunteers who speak Ukrainian. There is free wifi, tea, coffee, kitchen, playground…
Christian Association of Young People in Leipzig Where?: Schönefelder Allee 23a 04347 Leipzig Website:https://www.cvjm-leipzig.de/ Regular opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Phone: YMCA Youth Work: 03 41/26 67 554-0 (availability: best from 10.00 to 15.00)
You want to play football together with other women and girls?
From 27 April 2022, we will be offering an open football and training meeting for women and girls (aged 14+) every Wednesday from 5-6:30pm on the football field at Arno-Nitzsche-Str. 35. The training takes place in German and English – but if you don’t speak it, that’s no problem.
It doesn’t matter if you already have (football) experience, we’re all about fun and community, team spirit and a space for meeting and exchanging ideas.
You want to join us? Just drop by or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be happy to see you!
You can take tram 10 or bus 70 to the station Meusdorfer Str. directly in front of the square entrance. The training is for free.
Due to the pandemic, the training will take place under consideration of the 3G rule.
Afeefa your digital map of Leipzig gives you an overview of the many places and possibilities for your everyday needs. Are you one of the creative minds yourself and want to add your color to the city by placing an offer for others? Do you want to network because teaming up is so much for fun? Is it volunteer work you are interested in? Actively shaping the face of your city is your thing…? Well Afeefa is the hub for different players with offers for people with and without international background in Leipzig.
The Ariowitsch House offers an open meeting place Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a non-binding stay and exchange.
There are also various courses for children and adults – painting, dancing, choir, piano, table tennis, trauma counselling and much more. (limited number of participants after registration under tel. 0176 487 353 25).
Many Leipzig sports clubs want to offer refugees in the current situation a balance and distraction from their difficult everyday lives. On the website of the Leipzig Sports Association (Stadtsportbund Leipzig e.V.), you can find various training and exercise programmes offered by sports clubs for refugees. The clubs and their sports offers are spread throughout the city.
The children’s and youth center in Grünau offers refugee children and young people and their families a free hot meal from our kitchen as well as free use of our recreational rooms and computers. They are also happy to assist in finding accommodation and medical connections.
Starting in May, we invite you to join us every Thursday (holidays excluded) for TheatrX Open Space! In the TheatrX Open Space you will meet new people and get moving or resting – depending on how you feel! Theater educators and guests from the ensemble and other departments of the TDJW (Theater der Jungen Welt) will create workshops for you. Together we play, dance, do handicrafts, discuss. Let’s try out what theater can be. And maybe at some point you’ll have an idea of what you’d like to do with us in Open Space…
TheatrX Open Space is an open offer. This means that you can decide every week if you want to come or not. The room is accessible without stairs. You don’t need any previous experience. We respond to your needs and use simple language.
The music school “Neue Musik Leipzig” offers free lessons for refugee children and young people. The music school and our colleagues provide instruments for practicing and playing. Children and young people can practice and play together in our rooms. Ukrainian music teachers are also welcome!
The Leipziger Tanztheater offers young refugees (children and young adults) the opportunity to participate in our dance classes for free.
Thereby we want to respond to recent events without losing sight of existing circumstances and emergencies.Within the scope of dance theater we want to make a contribution to recreational activities, exercise, expression and meeting on a creative and cultural level. Free participation is possible for recognized refugees or when you hold an Ukranian passport.
The Neighborhood Café is a meeting place that will enliven the neighborhood and bring together people of different origins, cultures, languages, religions, and ages. It offers space to spontaneously escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life over coffee, tea or a cold drink, to pause and rest over a small snack. There is room for conversations in a small circle or in private. For the younger guests there is a play corner. Also there is a garden and a possibility to play table tennis. Drinks are available (if possible) for a small donation.
In addition, various cultural activities can be enjoyed, which take place after or during the café’s opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m. From 28.03.22 the cafe is open from Monday-Friday and opens an additional Ukrainian room as a retreat on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There you will find contact persons for small and big problems of everyday life in Germany. In addition, you can register for the German course, which will take place twice a week starting on 04.04.