Public space is for everyone, so we also ask for a shared, supportive approach to one another and to these places. Together, we can create a mindful city!

Additionally, you can get trash bags, FFP2 masks, informational material, water, hygiene products, ear protection, or other useful items from us.

The awareness teams in public spaces are a group of people who have primarily provided support at parties and in clubs. With funding from the City of Vienna (MA13), the awareness teams can be found this summer every Friday and Saturday, as well as before holidays, in the evenings until around 4 AM at the Donaukanal, Karlsplatz, and, as needed, mobilized around the Ring.


The awareness team is mobile and there for you in situations where …
… you feel overwhelmed.
… you don’t want to or can’t intervene yourself.
… you feel uncomfortable for any reason.
… someone discriminates against you or treats you badly – for example, being racist, sexually harassing you, or being verbally or physically aggressive.

Take care of yourselves and others!

  • Respect everyone’s needs and boundaries.
  • Support others and ask if you think someone might need help.
  • If you’re unsure whether someone wants something or not – ask!

24 Hour Women’s helpline
01 71 71 9 – Support for women and girls (including trans* and inter* individuals)

Women’s shelters in Vienna
05 77 22 (24/7)

Counseling center for women
01 512 38 39
Monday & Thursday 9:00 – 13:00 & 15:00 – 19:00
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 – 13:00
Friday 9:00 – 12:00

Women’s center of the City of Vienna
01 408 70 66

Women’s helpline against violence
0800 222 555

Provide advice (in German, English, Turkish, and Arabic) and support Turkish- and Arabic-speaking women with a migration background in a low-threshold, anonymous, and free manner. In cases of forced marriage, OrientExpress advises and supports all girls and women, regardless of origin and nationality.

Weißer Ring
Legally recognized general victim support facility, open to all victims of crimes, regardless of age, gender, origin, or religious affiliation.
Monday till Thursay – 9:00 – 16:00
Friday – 9:00 – 15:00
050 50 16

Victims helpline
the first point of contact for all victims of criminal acts
Weekdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
0800 112 112

Trust center against harassment and violence in arts, culture, and sports.
Art and culture:

Men’s counseling Vienna
Counseling, information, and support for men (also open to trans* and inter* individuals)

Crisis Helpline MENs information
24/7 /// 0800 400 777

WIENXTRA – Youth Information
01 909 4000 84100
Mo – Fr 14:30-18:30​​​​​​​

MA11 – Childrens- and Youth helpline
The child and youth welfare urgently seeks social workers and social educators.
Central contact point for parents and children
Service phone: +43 1 4000-8011 /// Times: Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 15.30

Rat auf Draht
Counseling for children and adolescents anytime – anonymously – free /// 147

Zara – ZARA Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus Arbeit (Civil courage and anti-racism work)
Internet hate reporting center
Counseling center !AgainstRacism
+43 (0) 1 929 13 99 / Mon – Wed: 10.00 – 15.00, Thu: 10.00 – 18.00, Fr: 10.00 – 15.00

Helping Hands
Legal advice on immigration law and racism
+43-1-310 88 80 10 / Mo: 9:30-17:30 Uhr / Di-Do: 9:30–13:30 Uhr

Psychosocial centers

Information hotline Institute for Women’s and Men’s Health
Mon – Fri 09:00 – 12:00
for Women: 01/ 60191-5201
for Men: 01/60191-5454

Turkisch: 01/60191-5202
Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian: 01/60191-520
Arabic: 01/60191-5212
Farsi/Dari: 01/60191-5213

Psychotherapy Helpline
Mon – Sun 08:00-22:00
0720 12 00 12

Poison Information Center
In case of suspected poisoning
01 406 43 43 (always reachable)

Information and counseling center on recreational drug use, effects, side effects, risks, consumption reflection, and change. Anonymous, free of charge, and confidential.

Overview of medical care for the uninsured

1090 Wien, Nußdorfer Straße 41 // Phone: 01-4000-53670
Needle exchange, counseling center, contact point, street social work
Business hours Monday-Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (except Wednesday: 2:30 pm – 6 pm), closed on Sundays and holidays

The Association of Intersex People in Austria aims to improve the quality of life for intersex individuals. VIMÖ’s main areas of work include political advocacy, awareness-raising, self-help, and community work (Inter* meetings, Secret Breakfast, etc.), as well as running the VARGES counseling center.

VARGES is a low-threshold contact point for people with variations of sex characteristics and their relatives.
VARGES is a contact partner for organizations that want to raise awareness through training on gender diversity.

FSW – Homelessness
The Vienna Homeless Aid, anchored in the Social Welfare Fund (FSW), together with partner organizations, offers counseling, support, and appropriate accommodation, sleeping, and housing options. The goal is always to find suitable housing for as independent a life as possible.

The P7 is the central first point of contact for homeless people in Vienna. Here, in cooperation with the Social Welfare Fund (FSW), we register all emergency night shelter beds of the Vienna Homeless Aid and refer acutely homeless adults to available spaces.

Nightcenter Obdach Sautergasse
Sautergasse 34 – 38 1170 Wien
Opening times every day 19-9 Uhr
Mobil: 0676/8289 40 472 e-mail
public transport S 45 till Hernals Bahnhof / tram 2 or 43 till Hernals, Wattgasse or: Bus 10A till Hernals, Wattgasse 42B till Hernalser Friedhof // Night connection: N46 till Ottakring and around 18min of walking time

Consultation center specialized for women involved in or previously engaged in sex work.

Social counseling
Personal and telephone counseling
Mo-Fr, 09.00–16.00 / 01 545 45 02

Sozialberatung for Students
The Social Department of the Federal Representation of the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) provides free information, advice, and intervention to improve the social situation of students.

Arbeiterkammer Wien
Consultation, service, advocacy for everything related to work

undok – Association for union support of undocumented workers
Monday 9.00–12.00 Uhr / Wednesday 15.00–18.00 Uhr
Phone: +43 (0)1 534 44–39040 Or via Skype: UNDOK Beratung

Contact point for bicycle couriers, self-organized for better working conditions for drivers

Wohnpartner – Nachbarschaftstelefon
01 24503-25960

IG Club Kultur
Nationwide advocacy – all about solidarity in celebrating and club culture

IG Kultur Österreich
Nationwide advocacy for cultural work, service, and networking

IG Kultur Wien
Advocacy for cultural work in Vienna, service center KIS (Culture Information Service) for, among other things, founding associations

IG Bildende Kunst
Advocacy for visual artists in Austria

National association of authors and writers in Austria

Cultural Council of Austria
Coalition of advocacy groups in arts, culture, and independent media.

Project funded by MA13 – City of Vienna

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