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The Danish Women's Society's shelter in Copenhagen is a sheltered residence for women subjected to domestic violence and their children. We also offer counselling for battered women and their relatives. The house is situated next to Rådhuspladsen.

We are open for counselling and accommodation 24 hours a day, all year round.

Physical surroundings

We have room for twenty women and their children divided between fifteen family rooms and five single rooms.

The shelter is a non-smoking facility. Therefore smoking in the rooms and common rooms is not permitted. There is a smoke free cabin in the basement.


The front door is always locked and entrance to the house is only possible by using the door phone, which has video surveillance.

New resident?

The first couple of days after you've moved in are always the hardest. You're in an unknown house with people you don't know.

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Tour of the house

The shelter has room for twenty women and their children, divided between fifteen family rooms and five single rooms.

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Frequently asked questions

We have attempted to answer the questions you might have when you consider moving in to a shelter.

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Our most important guidelines

We have a few guidelines that you need to follow if you're living at the shelter.

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Criteria for living at the shelter

We offer sheltered residence. This means, that the residents live here and that the front doors are always locked, the windows are made of shatter proof glass and that the main entrance has video surveillance.

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