Support and Counselling

Support and counselling

There are many support and counselling services in Germany that can help people.

It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a job, returning to your home country or having problems with debts: Experts who can counsel you are available for most topics. Counselling is free of charge.

On this page you will find an overview of the various offers. You can view the entire list or view only the counselling centres for one of the following topics:

Working Group Asylum Metzingen

-> Coordination of assistance for asylum seekers

-> Accompaniment during the asylum procedure

-> Language courses

-> Interpreting and introduction to everyday life

-> Help for families and encounters

and many more....

Café International

Possibilities to come into contact with others, snack bar, counselling offers for refugees, games and fun, child care, information exchange

in Neuhausen (Tuesday 6:00-8:30 p.m. fire station) (map) and

in Metzingen (Friday 6:00-8:30 p.m. Baptisten, Heinemannstr.5) (map)

Specialised Service for the Youth, Education and Migration

-> Counselling and support for immigrant youths from 12 to 27 years of age

-> Leisure time pedagogical activities/ excursions and group offers

-> Networking

-> Consulting hours Metzingen: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Tuesday and Thursday by arrangement

--> Reutlingerstr. 16, 72555 Metzingen, Tel. 07123 20 09 82


Diocesan association

-> Psychological counselling centre

-> Family, life and social counselling

-> Addiction counselling

-> Pregnancy counselling

-> Debt counselling

-> Metzinger Tafel and clothes shop

You can get in touch with the Diakonische Bezirksstelle Diakonische Bezirksstelle (regional diocesan office in Metzingen)

Gustav-Werner-Strasse 20, 72555 Metzingen.


Caritas  - Migrationsberatung für erwachsene Zuwanderer

Beratung und Information für bleibeberechtigte Migrantinnen und Migranten

Beratungsthemen sind u.a.: Deutsch- und Integrationskurse,  Aufenthaltsrecht, Familiennachzug, Sozialleistungen, Berufliche Qualifizierung und Anerkennung von Schul- und Berufsabschlüssen, Freizeit- und Kontaktmöglichkeiten, Freiwilliges Engagement.

Sprechzeiten im Rathaus Metzingen

Zimmer N008

Donnerstags: 14:00-16:00 Uhr

Telefon: 07121 1656-0

Unsere Beratung ist vertraulich und kostenlos.


Return counselling

-> Return counselling is an individual, needs-based and neutral counselling for people who would like to return to their home country or a third country and/or are legally obliged to do so.

More information can be found in the return counselling flyer

-> Contact for the district of Reutlingen: Nicolai Beck

Tel: 0173/2994045, e-mail:

For Metzingen, counselling is provided by Mr Beck. Applications are submitted to the Foreigners' Registration Department in Metzingen.

Help telephone - violence against women

-> The help telephone "Violence against women" is a nationwide counselling service for women who have experienced or are still experiencing violence.

-> 365 days in the year, around the clock, free of charge, multilingual (17 Languages). by telephone, chat or e-mail.

-> Telephone number: 08000 116 016

-> Visit the homepage

Integration centre

The integration centre in Dettingen provides advice and support on labour market access for newly immigrated people and on social integration.

-> Point of contact in Dettingen

Arbeiterbildung Reutlingen e.V.:

->Free counselling for unemployed persons and low-income earners on how to deal with forms or problems with social benefits.

-> Address: Lederstr. 86, 72764 Reutlingen

Open consultation Mo., We., Fr. 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. /Thursday 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Breakfast: Fridays 10:00 a.m. -12 in the afternoon

PC and job application meeting, without prior registration: Mondays 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Access and support in dealing with the PC, the preparation of curriculum vitae and applications.


Debt counselling "Diakonieverband" (Diocesan Association) Reutlingen

-> Help and support in coming to grips with financial problems. Searching for ways to overcome debt and secure livelihoods.

Responsible for Metzingen:

Diocesan Regional Office Bad Urach: Neue Straße 23, 72574 Bad Urach


Addiction counselling "Diakonie" (Protestant social welfare organisations) Reutlingen

-> Counselling for adults with problems caused by alcohol, drugs, gambling or other addictive behaviours.

Appointments can be made by phone: 07121 948615 or e-mail:

Addiction counselling für young people (Baden-Württembergischer Landesverband für Prävention und Rehabilitation gGmbH)

-> Counselling for teenagers and young adults with problems caused by nicotine, alcohol, medication and/or drugs.

Appointments by telephone 07121 / 16550