In which situations are we asked for help? How do the volunteers of the LIFE Initiative support people in need? The following cases give an insight into our work:
A single mother of four children has contacted us. The family comes from Congo and lives in a shelter in Upper Bavaria. The deportation has been ordered.
A volunteer from our team takes over the case and finds a lawyer from Munich who advises the family. In the meantime, the family has found church asylum. The deportation was prevented.
An Afghan family contacts us. After a long search, they found an apartment in Berlin. The family is in despair because they haven’t received money from the Jobcenter for over three months.
A volunteer from our team helps with the paperwork and remains persistent until the administrator of the Jobcenter handles the case and the money is paid out. The family can now pay for their rent and living expenses again.
Ibrahim (name changed) studied medicine in Kyiv until he fled to Berlin. He asks us for help because he does not receive unemployment benefits and is urgently looking for an apartment.
Our volunteer discovers that the immigration office has not issued a correct residence permit. In the meantime, Ibrahim receives money from the job center. In addition, with our tips, he finds a room in a shared apartment after a long search.
A Somali woman contacts us in a panic. Her employer, a Berlin hospital, might fire her because her residence permit has expired. For weeks, she tried to get an appointment at the immigration office.
Our volunteer helps to provide a “Fictional Certificate” to the employer, which clarifies that she can continue to work. She has since received an appointment with the authorities and a permanent residence status.
Hussein (name changed) has fled from Afghanistan to Germany. He asks us for help because he is extremely afraid of the asylum hearing and of deportation.
Our volunteer can arrange asylum procedure counseling and accompaniment for his hearing. In the meantime, Hussein knows that he has good prospects of staying and has been able to reduce his fears.
Sebastian (name changed) is a musician. Since moving, he has to pay a significantly higher rent. He asks us for help because he cannot financially get by.
Our volunteer finds out that Sebastian is entitled to a housing allowance. Since the application process has been completed, he receives a monthly payment that helps him cope with life.
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