If you feel afraid in a close relationship, you have been beaten or taken advantage of, you can get help from counselors at women's support centers You can ask for advice to help yourself as well as a loved one, friend or colleague. At the women's support center, you will be supported by counselors who can answer your questions about the violence against you and know how to help you. The service of the women's support center is free for you. When asking for advice, you can also remain anonymous if you wish.
You can contact the women's support center:
- if you are a woman at least 18 years old
- if you are a victim of violence against women (e.g. sexual, economic, mental or physical)
- with children if necessary
The women's support center offers you:
- primary psychosocial crisis support 24/7 both by phone and on site at the support center. We listen to you, we believe and support you, and we tell you what kind of help is available to you and your children
- counseling to help you cope with what happened. We value and support your security, explain to you your rights and help communicate with the necessary parties to find suitable solutions
- psychological counseling or psychotherapy. We support your emotional well-being and movement towards positive changes in order to achieve the goals that are important to you
- legal advice. We provide you with primary legal assistance, help prepare documents and support you in securing your rights (including in court if necessary)
- safe temporary accommodation. If you can't stay in your current place of residence and you don't have another safe place, you can stay with us with your children
How do I get it?
To contact the support center:
- call your nearest support center 24/7, whose contacts you can find here. Women's support centers operate in all counties of Estonia
- call the victim assistance crisis line 116 006 (from abroad +372 614 7393) and ask for advice on finding the nearest women's support center
Last updated: 28.03.2023