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A new start for women and children exposed to violence

Working at Ellestedet is more than just a job. It is an opportunity to be creative and design hope for change for the women and children who are in a difficult life situation after being exposed to violence or threats of violence. As the philosopher Løgstrup describes it so well, "The individual never has anything to do with another human being without holding something of their life in his or her hand". At Ellestedet, we are very conscious of the fact that we hold each other's hands, and we find that working with us is truly life-changing.
We are a proud social enterprise on a mission to offer women and children a free and safe life without violence. We think holistically and creatively, and we don't wait for change - we create it together with the women and children who come to us. Therefore, we are constantly aware of areas for development in our own practice, in relation to collaboration with other actors and the surrounding community. This requires us to be honest and curious about our own professionalism and reality, so that we constantly strengthen our own foundation and adapt to the demands, trends and needs we encounter in our work. We orient ourselves in the latest research, have a broad professional collaboration and also launch our own initiatives with the aim of optimizing professional practice in the field in general.


our employees

Ellestedet's most important resource is our talented employees. We want to ensure that all employees can achieve a healthy work-life balance that can support their current priorities and shine a light on their next steps. We are constantly working to help bring out the best in all our employees by offering opportunities for development. This is done through daily collaboration, including with management, through training and regular supervision. It is especially important to us that everyone who works at Ellestedet feels that they have a lot of professional freedom and are empowered to take action. It must be safe to put forward ideas, to voice your opinion, to be vulnerable and to launch initiatives. In this way, we create space for each employee to use their full potential and develop in the best possible way. On a daily basis, this individual strength and passion translates into teamwork and shared drive.
We want to be known as a safe, inclusive and responsible workplace with lots of warmth, laughter and joy. Our values are not just lip service, but integrated into the way we work. For us, it is to be trustworthy, inspired and present in our work with our fellow human beings.

Thanks to our employees, we are proud to have achieved Great Place to Work certification®™ 2023-2024.


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We are a temporary home. A women's crisis center for women and children who have experienced violence.

You can contact us - around the clock.

We listen to you. Together we will find out if a stay with us is a good solution for you. We can give you advice and guidance on what you can do in your situation.

We can help you with legal assistance, help you clarify your employment, career or challenges at work. We can help you with visitation arrangements or anything else that may weigh heavily on your close relationships.
I et voldeligt forhold er det ikke kun de fysiske skader, der forårsager den mest langvarige smerte. Økonomisk vold er en skjult form for overgreb, der kan have dybtgående og ødelæggende konsekvenser for dem, der udsættes for det. Men hvad er økonomisk vold, hvordan manifesterer det sig, og hvordan kan Ellestedet hjælpe dig, hvis du er fanget i et mønster af økonomisk kontrol og manipulation? Læs mere på ellestedet.dk#ellestedet #kvindekrisecenterfyn  #voldmodkvinde #økonomiskvold
Honor-related violence is a dark and complex issue that affects many communities globally. It is a type of violence that is deeply rooted in tradition, culture and social norms and particularly affects women and young girls.Honor-related violence is a broad term that encompasses various forms of abuse and oppression carried out to protect a family's honor and uphold traditional societal norms. It includes:Forced marriagesSocial control in relationships and familiesReproductive journeysEmotional blackmailCentral to this form of violence is the concept of "honor," where the family's reputation is dependent on the behavior and conduct of family members.#Ellestedet #women's shelter #honor related violence #honor related conflicts #honor related violence and control
"Ellestedet has meant everything to me. I have really gotten professional help. I have been protected. My stressed-out body has been given time and peace to calm down. I have been pampered with food and massage, and the staff are there for you night and day. I wish that those who are sitting at home in an abusive marriage dare to take the step to come here"From a woman ❤️#Ellestedet #kvindekrisecenter #liveftervold #kvinder #kvindekrisecenterfyn
Today is Women's Day, and of course we celebrate it at Ellestedet in our own quiet way. Country singer Maj-Britt Nikolajsen from Funen will stop by with her guitar and her warm voice to soften our hearts. The music reminds us how strong we are when we support and help each other in a difficult time #Ellestedet #IWD2024 #InspireInclusion #kvindekrisecenterfyn #supportwomen
Are you a good hairdresser or do you know someone who is? We are looking for a volunteer hairdresser who will come once in a while and trim the locks of the women who stay with us for a longer period of time and who therefore need a little work on the outside to feel better on the inside.  If this is you or someone you know, we would love to hear from you #Ellestedet #hairdresser #women's crisis center #volunteer #contact #kvinderkrisecenterfyn
Our graphic designer has been busy decorating the office corridor with reading material about the spiral of violence, the different forms of violence and what values Ellestedet stands for in our work to empower women to live a life without violence. #Ellestedet #women's crisis center #livudenvold #women
We wave goodbye to another woman and say thank you for being the right place for her to hibernate.Now she has been celebrated with cake and clapped out the door by us and all the other women at Ellestedet. Much stronger and happier than when she arrived #Ellestedet #Thank you #vitakkerdig #kvinderkrisecenterfyn
Last Friday, we went on a journey towards the sun in the heliotropic universe in Module 5 of the program, which is also part of the project of the same name: A natural approach to working with vulnerable people. This time, light was shed on how a positive and constructive ontology and habitus is the necessary driving force that makes it possible to work persistently, caringly and effectively in relational/social work, including with the knowledge and tools that have been in play in the previous modules. We gained insight into our thought streams, negativity bias and how to actively influence the brain to think more positively and constructively. All of this is crucial when working with other people, as well as for the work environment and, of course, your own well-being and development as an employee/person. It was intense, thought-provoking and relevant. We ended and left with the feeling of having opened up something very important, which now needs to be allowed to grow stronger and stronger. We are now looking forward to 6 months of exploring the themes from the 5 modules and slowly integrating it into our work at Ellestedet, for the benefit of our residents.Together with our partner Natur og Eksistens, we will continuously update from this process via SoMe, but if you are more curious about the program and the project it is part of, you are more than welcome to contact us. #Ellestedet #Women's Crisis Center #krisecenterfyn #naturogeksistens


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