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Various organisations, churches and groups are providing support to make settling and living in the city of Lucerne easier for refugees. Some of these offers are specifically for people from Ukraine: Meetups, conversation groups, introductions to the German language, leisure activities for children, advice points and more.

If you would like to volunteer your help or if you represent a group wishing to offer an activity, please contact migration.integration@kathluzern.ch.

The following overview is continually updated. Please report any changes or new offers to: integration@stadtluzern.ch.

Ukraine

Support services especially for people from Ukraine, partly in Ukrainian

 

 

Summer holidays

During the summer holidays, the services are only partially open.

Summer
Service / Meeting point Where?

HelloWelcome

The summer programme takes place from 4 to 15 July: Yoga for women, yoga for men, excursion with llamas, excursion with bikes, playing with parents and children, picnic in the Ufschötti, cooking and eating together, film evening.

https://hellowelcome.ch/

Getting to know people in Lucerne

Where can I talk to other people?
Where can I get to know new people?

Service / Meeting point Where?

Information Coffee Morning

What? A café meetup to talk, get to know people and
get information
For whom? Migrants from anywhere in the world
When? Café meetup: Every 2nd Wednesday 9:30 -11:30
Contact: Charlie Hartmann, email, T +41 79 583 92 41
Participation: No need to register

Lili Centre
Alpenquai 40a

Parents & Tots

What? Parent/child meetup
For whom? Parents and small children
When? Fridays 9:30-11:30
Contact: Charlie Hartmann, email, T +41 79 583 92 41
Participation: CHF 5.00 (for non-members)

Lili Centre
Alpenquai 40a

Ukraine peer-to-peer-Group

What? Group advice and support
For whom? Ukrainian refugees
When? Wednesdays 9:30 -11:30, Thursdays 17.00-19.00
Contact: Svitlana Köchlin, email
Participation: No need to register

Ukraine
Lili Centre
Alpenquai 40a

Frauencafé Fluhmühle-Lindenstrasse

What? A meeting point to chat and get to know people
For whom? Migrant women and their children
When? Thursdays 15.00-17.00
Contact: Selina Kaess, email, T +41 79 852 01 64
Participation:  No need to register

Lindenstrasse 15

HelloWelcome

What? Living with and learning from each other
For whom? Refugees, immigrants without documents, migrants and Swiss people
When? Mon – Thu: 14:00-18:00, Saturdays: 13:00-15:00
Contact: Barbara Müller, email, T +41 41 210 57 37
HelloWelcome, email
Participation: No need to register
Volunteer helpers by agreement

Bundesstrasse 13

Café International

What? A meeting place to talk and get to know people
For whom? People from anywhere in the world, regardless of status, including Swiss people
When? Fridays 14:00 – 17:00
Contact: Maria Alba Gautschi, email
Delia Strassmann, email, T +41 78 902 81 68
Participation: No need to register
Volunteer helpers by agreement and following an introduction

Sentitreff
Baselstrasse 21

MaiHof-Treff

What? Speaking German, drinking tea and building contacts
For whom? For men and women who would like to get to know others
Play area available for children
When? Tuesdays 09.30–11.00 
Contact: Silke Busch, email, T +41 41 422 10 80
Brigitte Hofmann, email, T +41 41 229 93 12
Participation: No need to register

Ukraine

Daily support from volunteers for accommodation Libellenhof under construction

Der MaiHof ZML
Weggismattstrasse 9

 

Conversations in German

Where can I practice my German?

Service / Meeting point Where?

Grüezi Mitenand

What? A meeting place for women to speak German and exchange with one another
For whom? Migrant women and their children (up to the age of six)
Childcare and early years support
When? Wednesdays 14:00-16:00
Participation: Marlis Baumgartner, email, T +41 41 460 29 89
Teilnahme: CHF 5.00 per afternoon
Volunteer helpers by agreement

Schulhaus Fluhmühle
Fluhmühlerain 7

Türen öffnen

What? Introduction to the German language and Swiss culture
For whom? Migrant women with little or no knowledge of German and their children (up to six years of age)
Childcare and early years support
When? Tuesdays 14:15-16:15
Contact: Nazar Tazik, email
Maria Alba Gautschi, email 
Participation: No need to register, free of charge
Volunteer helpers by agreement

Sentitreff
Baselstrasse 21

Sprachkaffee

What? Let’s have a coffee. Let’s break the distance
For whom? Swiss women and female refugees
When? Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00
Contact: Education for Integration, email
Participation: No need to register

Neubad
Bireggstrasse 36

Frauentreff Littau Dorf

What? German speaking practice
For whom? Migrant women and their children
When? Mondays 14:00-16:00
Contact: Katinka Gomez, email
Participation: No need to register, free of charge
Volunteer helpers by agreement

Schulhaus Littau Dorf
Ritterstrasse 1

German course for adults 

What? A German language course for Ukrainian speakers
For whom? Beginner-level female German speakers
When?  Mon/Wed/Fri 9-11
Contact: Julia Adamic, T +41 77 529 04 74
Participation: Registration via WhatsApp

Ukraine
Pfarreizentrum St. Anton, kleiner Saal (small hall)
Langensandstrasse 5

Prostir, German courses with childcare

What? Prostir, Ukrainian Cultural Centre
For whom? Ukrainian Cultural Centre by Ukrainians for Ukrainians 
When? Wednesday 17.00-18.30, Saturday: 16.30-18.00, Sunday: 14.30-16.30
Contact: Further information on the current and planned offer at www.prostir.ch  
prostir.luzern@gmail.com 
+41 76 322 84 80
Participation: free of charge

Ukraine
Kunst-Box
Staffelnhofstrasse 7
6015 Reussbühl

Lernatelier Luzern

What? Learning German in supervised self-study for refugees and migrants.
For whom? Refugees, immigrants without documents, migrants and Swiss people
When? Mon/Wed/Fri 9.00-12.00 hrs
Contact: info@lernatelierluzern.ch, lernatelierluzern.ch
Participation: No need to register

Bundesstrasse 13

 

Leisure time & Integration

Where can I combine leisure and integration?
How can I help set up leisure activities for migrants and refugees?

Service / Meeting point Where?

Sportkids Angebote

What? Sportkids Lucerne (freizeit-luzern.ch)
For whom? All children
When? Various groups as per website
Contact: City of Lucerne sport, T +41 41 208 82 40
Participation: Registration required

Various associations as per website

Koordinationsstelle Freiwilligenarbeit Kanton Luzern

What? Volunteer activities with asylum seekers
For whom? Anyone who wants to help people seeking asylum
When? Regular activities, various times and locations
Contact: Office for Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Department of Integration, T +41 41 228 39 89, email
Participation: Make an appointment by telephone or email

Office for Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Canton of Lucerne
Gibraltarstrasse 3

Prostir

What? Prostir, Ukrainian Cultural Center for children and mothers
For whom? Ukrainian Cultural Center by Ukrainians for Ukrainians (music, painting and dance studios for children. German courses, sports for adults, psychological counselling, Library with Ukrainian books)
When? Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Timetable (in German)
Contact: Further information on the current and planned offer: www.prostir.ch, email, T +41 76 322 84 80
Participation: Partially with registration, free of charge

Ukraine

Kunst-Box
Staffelnhofstrasse 7
6015 Reussbühl

 

Advice and contact points

Who can I contact if I need more help and support because of my living situation?

Service / Meeting point Where?

Caritas Lucerne

What? Caritas Lucerne
For whom? Emergency aid for refugees from Ukraine
Contact: www.caritas-luzern.ch/soforthilfe-ukraine
(Information in German only)

Ukraine
 

Catholic Church 

What? Advice on issues regarding migration and integration
For whom? Refugees
When? Office hours
Contact: Migration & Integration, Nicola Neider, Olena Halter, Brünigstrasse 20, 6005 Luzern, email, T+41 41 229 99 22
www.migration.integration@kathluzern.ch 
Participation: Make an appointment by telephone or email

Ukraine

Volunteer helpers by agreement

 

 

Discounts

Where can I get discounts?

Service / Meeting point Where?

Material exchange for things of daily life

What? Things for daily life 
For whom? Donors and refugees
When? Every Friday, 16-19 h
Contact: Olena Halter in contact with Lili-Centre, T +41 77 415 04 74

Ukraine
Kaufmannweg 9

Shopping cards for Caritas Market

What? The card entitles the holder to purchase food, fruit and vegetables as well as articles for daily use at Caritas Markt Bleicherstrasse 10 at a greatly reduced price.
For whom? Refugees from Ukraine in absolute emergency situations
When? Office hours

Ukraine

Collection points:

Caritas Lucerne, Grossmatte Ost 10, 6014 Lucerne


Caritas Lucerne Social and Debt Counselling, Kellerstrasse 36, 6005 Lucerne


Caritas Switzerland Reception, Adligenswilerstr. 15, Lucerne

Kultur-Legi

What? Discounts of up to 70% on 3650 cultural, educational, sports and health offers (overview under:  Angebot wählen | KulturLegi )

Discounts in Caritas Lucerne businesses, among others.

For whom? Children from the age of 5 and adults from the cantons of LU, OW, NW, SZ, ZG and Uri who receive a support benefit or have a low income are entitled to a KulturLegi. (ID card S is recognised).

Obtaining the card: Online: Legi beantragen | Wie und wo beantragen?, In person: KulturLegi office at Caritas Lucerne Grossmatte Ost 10, 6014 Lucerne 
T +41 41 368 52 22, kulturlegi@caritas-luzern.ch