Help for refugees in Tübingen at the new location

The Social Welfare Department of the City of Tübingen has moved. It is now located at Derendinger Straße 50. It is about a ten-minute walk from the main railway station. Lines 2, 5 and 16 take about four minutes from the station to the Hegelstraße bus stop. The building is barrier-free and has a lift.

In the department for assistance for refugees, the staff advise on all questions of daily life—for example, language acquisition, education, work integration as well as housing, education and participation. Office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.30 to 11.30 a.m. and by appointment. Appointments must be made in advance by telephone or e-mail, according to the city.

The Department of Social Assistance processes applications for housing subsidies and pensions, issues housing entitlement certificates, advises recipients of social assistance and looks after people who do not have a home and are accommodated by the city administration. The Clearing House for Housing also arranges social housing. Office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.30 to 11.30 a.m. and by appointment. Appointments must also be made in advance by telephone or e-mail.

The Social Planning Department coordinates, among other things, the services for about 2,000 children and youths with a district bonus card. Meetings can be held there by appointment.

There is a large waiting room in the entrance area of Derendinger Straße 50. It is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.30 to 11.30 a.m. as the “Café Sozial”. There is a PC workstation with internet access for visitors. There is also an exchange shelf, a children’s corner and information about social services. Events can be held in the waiting room—for example by voluntary associations and organisations. Self-help groups should also be able to use the “Café Sozial” by arrangement.

The telephone numbers of the staff have not changed. The department can still be reached centrally by phone at 07071 / 204 1502 or by e-mail at soziales@tuebingen.de. See also www.tuebingen.de/dienststellen under “F”.

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Der Fachbereich Soziales der Stadt Tübingen ist ab Oktober 2021 in der Derendinger Straße 50, 72072 Tübingen zu finden. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.

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