Aufnahmeeinrichtung Biesdorf der Volkssolidarität Berlin
The Biesdorf reception facility of Volkssolidarität Berlin, operated since February 2023, offers space for up to 384 residents. The infrastructure includes 63 ground-level containers, each with two bedrooms, shared showers and bathrooms. Private space is emphasized as bathrooms are shared by only a few people. Green spaces with a sports field, playground and recreational areas are provided. This initial reception facility houses people on benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act, including in-kind food and hygiene items.
The social team provides daily support, including documentation, communication with authorities and medical appointments. An open playroom is available for the children. Educational work focuses on basic German skills, daily routines and child development. School-age children and parents receive help with school registrations.
Cooperations are planned, such as German courses, vocational courses and cultural encounters. Integration guides assist with cultural translations. Regular consultation hours for neighbors are planned. The team's goal is high-quality care, clear communication and a sense of community.