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Shelter and counseling for women

The Women's Shelter is a house where women and their children can reside for a short period if they cannot live at home due to abuse. If you have been abused, you can come to the shelter for counseling; you do not have to reside in the shelter. It doesn't matter when the abuse occurred. There is no cost for speaking to a counselor.

The counselors speak English; you can also request to speak with a French or Spanish fluent counselor. For other languages, you can get an interpreter. You can also get a sign language interpreter if you need. The shelter is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, but if you use a wheelchair, you can book a meeting with them at Bjarmahlíð. If you need shelter, you will get a wheelchair accessible hotel room.

You can call the Women’s Shelter in Reykjavík 24 hours a day at their phone number 561 1205. You can also send them an email to kvennaathvarf@kvennaathvarf.is. All women are welcome: Icelandic, foreign, disabled, queer, trans or of any age (over 18).

The Women‘s shelter offers counseling and a safe place to stay for any woman who has experienced abuse.

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