Our team consists of around 35 multilingual counsellors, advisors, tutors, coordinators, organizers and cleaning staff.
the executive board
The Executive Board consists of three representatives, who perform their functions on a voluntary basis and with great commitment.
Addressing social problems and their roots
Help in overcoming personal and community related obstacles
Taking initiatives in improving the living conditions of women
Identifying personal, material and institutional benefits
Creating suitable living conditions including psychological and material support, as well as promoting education which will allow women to actively take part in the society
Helping women to realize their social rights and take advantage of them
Empower women to consciously become aware of responsibility, tolerance and autonomy
Orient Express is a non-profit, neutral and religiously unaffiliated organisation that combines both a women’s counselling centre as well as a language learning centre.
We offer our counselling services to women with a migration background and their families, mainly from Turkey and the Arab region. We provide information and support on issues such as: family and partner problems, violence and abuse, forced marriage, FGM and generation conflicts. Complementary to these issues we also give legal advice and counselling on issues related to employment, social benefits, alien law and others.
Our services are free, confidential, and comprehensive and are offered in the following languages: German, Turkish, Arabic and English. Our language courses with childcare services are open to women from all nationalities.
The social work we have been doing as a Women's Counselling Centre and Learning Centre for over thirty years is professional solidarity with women, especially with women with migration background in personal and social distress.