Alternatives

Practical help

We don’t leave you alone!

Baby equipment

Life with a baby is very expensive, especially in the beginning. As our resources allow we help with donations in kind: we gladly accept diapers, baby food samples, second hand baby clothes, cribs or buggies and pass them on to mothers in need. If necessary we also help with a financial contribution.

Accompaniment

If desired, one of our counsellors can accompany you to government agencies and other official offices, for example in order to file for a visa or financial support. This has proven to be very effective especially with women who have a migration background and who don’t speak and write German well enough to fill out the complicated forms.
We also offer to accompany moms to difficult conversations with parents, the father of the child or their boss.

A place to stay

When a pregnant woman or mom loses her place to live through dramatic circumstances we can offer her temporary housing in our “Mothers’ apartment” in the third district in Vienna. The Österreichische Lebensbewegung covers the running costs (‘Betriebskosten’), the woman only pays a low amount for the rent. This gives her the opportunity to not only recover emotionally, but also financially.