For you seeking support and advice

Are you or someone close to you experiencing threats, violence or oppression? There is help available. You can call our supportline or chat with us. You will get support, advice and information.

  • We speak many languages.
  • We offer complete confidentiality.
  • You can be anonymous.
  • Calls are free and not visible on the phone bill.

What happens when you call us?

You decide what happens when you call us based on what you want and need. You can get:

  • help to process what you have experienced,
  • information about laws and your rights,
  • information and advice on where to turn,
  • help contacting a lawyer, social services or the police.

You can call us as many times as you want. You decide what you want to tell us, and we only do what you ask us to do.

What is violence?

Violence can develop in a relationship without you noticing it, and it is also common not to know if what you are experiencing is considered violence. Violence can be perpetrated by one or more people. Violence can be, for example:

  • physical
  • sexual
  • psychological/emotional
  • material or financial

You can contact us

Phone: 020-81 82 83
Mondays – Fridays: 09: 00-16: 00

Stay in safe housing

Somaya offers safe accommodation for abused adults and their children. We accept women, men and LGBTQI people from all over Sweden. Most placements occur through the Social Services and sometimes through the Swedish Migration Board.

The initial period during your stay in our safe housing is about cutting contact with the person/ people who have used violence and threats. You will receive practical and emotional support. If you want to file a police report we will help you get in touch with a lawyer for advice. We also support you in getting in contact with authorities, healthcare and schools.

In our accommodation, each person gets their own room that can be locked. Common areas, such as the kitchen, living room and bathroom, are shared. You are responsible for buying and cooking your own food.

As you stay in our safe housing, you can take part in various empowering activities and you get support in living an independent life.

For a life free from violence and oppression

Somaya Women’s and Girls’ Shelter is a non-profit association. We support women, men and LGBTQI people with a foreign background who are exposed to violence and/or live with honor-based oppression. We have over 20 years of experience and are multilingual. We have a supportline, chat, safe housing and an activity center.

Visit Somaya center

A safe space for you

Are you new to Sweden, do you come from a minority background?

Somaya center is a place for you.

The center is a safe space for women. Here you get new friends and participate in different activities. You get practical support to make your everyday life easier.

The goal is for you to take power over your own life.

At Somaya center you get four tupes of support: emotional, social, practical and educational. All of them are tied together to make sure you get a chance to live your life, free from violence.

We have personel and volonteers at the center that speak many different languages.

Do you want to contact us?

To get more information about the center, or if you want to come and see it – Please contact

020 – 81 82 83