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Caritas counselling

Address:

Caritasverband für den Bezirk Hochtaunus e.V.
Dorotheenstraße 11 - Gartenstraße 23 - Wilhelmjstraße 1
61348 Bad Homburg - 61449 Steinbach - 61250 Usingen

Contact details

Opening/consultation hours

Monday - Friday

Open consultation hours (see below)
Open doors group activities (see below)

Appointment by telephone 
Monday to Friday between 10:00 – 12:00

Contact person (for networking and cooperation)

Catharina von Poll

Services

Advice services:
Livelihood, migration, and pregnancy counselling

Group activities:
Weekend get-togethers for parents with children under 3
Domestic support

Projects:
Family godparent project, parenting coaching

Pregnancy counselling / open consultation hours

“Early On Support” services (0 – 6 years)

Mondays 14:00 –16:00 in Bad Homburg 
Tuesdays 14:00 – 16:00 in Steinbach
or appointment by telephone

Open doors consultation session for parents in Steinbach
Thursdays 09:30 – 11:30: Protestant Community Centre, Untergasse 29 in 61449 Steinbach

Young mothers get-together in Bad Homburg
Fridays 10:00 – 12:00: St. Francis Community Centre, Gluckensteiner Weg 101 in 61350 Bad Homburg

Family godparent project

Concept/features

Pregnancy counselling
Information and advice on topics surrounding family and pregnancy (maternity leave, parental leave, parental benefits, child allowance, parental allowance, birth preparation and postnatal care, accommodation, support in conflict situations, explaining provisions to support families, and financial support from the Federal Mother and Child Foundation (Bundesstiftung für Mutter und Kind)).

Open doors consultation session for parents in Steinbach
Counselling and group meetings for pregnant women and parents with children under 3. A chance to meet others, receive counselling services on topics related to pregnancy and birth, as well as ask questions regarding nutrition and parenting. Playgroup services for children, support in crisis situations and for contacting the authorities, as well as explaining social and financial support measures. The group is professionally overseen by a Caritas pregnancy advisor as well as an associate from the Catholic family education centre.

Young mothers get-together
Counselling and group meetings for pregnant, young, inexperienced mothers with children under 3 years. A chance to meet other mothers, receive counselling services on topics related to pregnancy and birth, as well as ask questions regarding nutrition and parenting. Playgroup services for children, support in crisis situations and for contacting the authorities, as well as explaining social and financial support measures. The group is professionally overseen by a Caritas pregnancy advisor as well as an experienced midwife.

Family godparent project
Providing volunteers in the entire Hochtaunus region to help relieve families with at least one child under 3. Mutual interaction as equals and everyday support for families with their child(ren). Professionally overseen by an official coordinator.



Team

Pregnancy counselling and coordination of group activities
Catharina von Poll and Martyna Nossol-Kolcyk

Family godparent project coordinator
Navina Gerlach

 

Foreign languages competencies/knowledge in the area of migration

Counselling in German and English

Migration support
for adult migrants


Target group/eligibility criteria

Pregnant women and parents with at least one child under 3

Volunteers with life experience

Costs/admission requirements

All services are free of charge

Einrichtung/Träger

Caritasverband Hochtaunus
Dorotheenstr. 9-11 
61348 Bad Homburg 

Wichtige Kooperationen/Kooperationspartner

Caritas Familienhilfe, Caritas Ehe- und Lebensberatung, Caritas Sozialberatung, Caritas Migrationsberatung