Welcome to our website, we're glad you found us.
No matter what brought you to us: We, the Diakonisches Werk der Evangelischen Kirche Heidelberg (the social welfare organisation of the Protestant church in Heidelberg), are happy to open our doors, ears and hearts to you and provide you with help and advice. If you need support in everyday life or in a situation you find hard to cope with, if you are faced with a small problem or with a big challenge—we are there for people in almost any kind of situation, regardless of their race, beliefs and religion, age, gender, or language. We are there for children when young families need us, for women who are pregnant—maybe even unintentionally so—and feel they cannot cope, for fathers-to-be, for single parents, for refugees, for the elderly and for people with mental disorders. Are you destitute? Come to the Diakonisches Werk Heidelberg. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one and finding it hard to cope with your emotions? Come to us and see how we regard hospice and what we can offer you by way of support and advice. Would you like to get involved and volunteer? Wonderful! You are most welcome!
If you are looking for answers, support or advice, if you are penniless or pregnant, on your own or with family, sad, angry or in happy anticipation, if you are in a new stage in your life or in dire straits: Our website offers first virtual aid. Here you can find out about our services, who and where to speak to and how to get in touch with us. Our Diakoniestation (Diakonie community care centre) provides professional community health care; for advice services for refugees, you can turn to the Diakonisches Werk; and at a Seniorenzentrum (we run three such centres in Heidelberg), we offer activities for the elderly.
What exactly does that mean: Diakonisches Werk Heidelberg, support and advice? We would love to show you in detail and will be happy to tell you everything you might like to know “about us”: right here on this website, personally at one of our numerous activities, or on the phone. “Weil Menschen Menschen brauchen”—because people need people—, we actively implement our understanding of health care and hospice and offer help and assistance. That's what we do every day, as the Diakonisches Werk Heidelberg—and as people with a smile on their face.