Gewalt im Alltag november 2021
In November 2021, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation held its fourth forum on the topic of Violence in Everyday Life. The focus here was on the topic of discrimination with the main topics: Poverty, age, people with disabilities, discrimination based on physical perception, discrimination against women, LGBTQIA+, religious and institutional discrimination, and racism. Therefore, due to the multiple manifestations of discrimination in everyday life, this time the program was extended to 3 days, so as to give each topic the necessary space.
A diverse program with lectures, dialogue rounds and readings was filled with contributions from experts and people who are or were themselves affected by violence. A direct counseling offer was to be found also again digitally and for acute concerns the emergency consultation was likewise available.
Gewalt im Alltag campaign 2021
In the fall of 2021, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation launched a campaign to focus on the issue of discrimination in the course of the upcoming Violence in Everyday Life event. Missing persons notices from eight different people were placed throughout Hamburg. A link on the flyers took interested parties to the project's website, where after two days they were able to find the first clues to the resolution of the ads. Suddenly, it was no longer the people who were missing, but the people pictured commenting on what they themselves were missing. Equality. Enlightenment. Respect. Attention. Courage. Accessibility. Empathy. Tolerance. Shortly afterwards, excerpts from interviews with the campaign faces followed, and finally the complete interviews were published. Without question, the campaign achieved the desired attention, giving the topic of discrimination a bit more space again through the public.For more information: www.gewalt-im-alltag.de
DOCK – Tage ohne Sorgen 2021
On August 14 & 15, 2021, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation organized the DOCK - Days without Worries in Hamburg for the fourth time. 1,500 homeless and needy people visited the annually recurring project. Needy people and people in need were offered a wide range of services over two days, including medical care for themselves and their animal companions, food and drinks, haircuts, counseling services and sanitary facilities. This year there was also a vaccination offer which was taken up by numerous guests. Compliance with all protective measures was ensured throughout, each person was tested by professional staff.For more information: www.dock.hamburg
Gewalt im Alltag march 2021
In 2021, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation organized the forum on the topic of Violence in everyday life for the third time. Visitors to the event were again able to find out more about the topic of violence via livestream. Through the event, the foundation aims to educate, provide assistance and support those affected in their problems. In spring 2021, the foundation focused on the topics of violence in care and violence in the workplace. The digital marketplace was also implemented again. Those affected and interested had the opportunity to speak with counseling centers, have their questions answered, and receive direct assistance at the marketplace.For more information: www.gewalt-im-alltag.de
Extension of the day stay for homeless people (TAS)
Even from stones placed in the way, one can build beautiful things. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
At the end of 2020, Hoffnungsorte Hamburg and the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation decided to dedicate their time to the challenge of closed day shelters for homeless people. During the Corona Pandemic, day shelters for homeless people in Hamburg were reduced to a minimum. For those in need of assistance, this meant that from one day to the next, there were hardly any safe and supervised places to rest. A day care center is a safe place for needy people who are currently living on the streets. Since January 2021, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation, together with the Hoffnungsorten Hamburg, as well as the motivated team of the HerzA, has put a 22 container shelter into operation. There, 40 people can take advantage of shelter, counseling, food and rest at the same time. The road to realization was rocky and often not easy. In retrospect, however, it has been worth every effort.
Gewalt im Alltag 2020 – Livestream
In November 2020, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation once again organized the forum on Violence in Everyday Life. Despite the developments of the pandemic, the event could take place, but digitally in the form of a live stream. Since the issue of violence in everyday life, can affect anyone and everyone, the Foundation is committed to educating and raising awareness of this important issue. The forum offers both those affected and those interested the opportunity to inform themselves and, if necessary, find help. In 2020, the event focused on violence in the domestic context, digital violence and the consequences of violence. The speakers reported on both practical and theoretical aspects. They also answered open questions in an exchange with the audience. This year, the marketplace was also implemented digitally, so that the counseling centers represented were able to assist the audience with their questions and concerns. Emergency counseling was also available for acute concerns.For more information: www.gewalt-im-alltag.de
Penpals – this charming play on words is the mission of the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation for Experience Bearers:inside who would like to exchange more.
The foundation found people of all ages throughout Hamburg who would like to get in touch with an Experience Bearer (m/f/x) and exchange ideas. They networked the generations and supported them in the exchange. Possible via telephone or letter. A starter kit of pen, stationery, envelope and postage was provided for the pen pals so that truly anyone and everyone could get started.
After a few months of implementation, however, it was determined that the target group currently has a different need, so this project was discontinued for the time being to restructure this once again.
In 2020, many things were different, including the direction of the Experience Bearers project. Since the health of the guests is the first priority for the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation, the program could not be continued as planned from 2019.
Quickly, the decision was made to bring the program to the people.
For 10 senior facilities, a colorful program of art, culture and entertainment was compiled for five days and shown on site, so that safety could be maintained and people could still be reached.
At the same time, the Foundation is aware that many experience:in need of support also live not only in senior facilities, but also in the neighborhood.
For this, the project penpals was created.
DOCK – Tage ohne Sorgen 2020
The third edition of DOCK - Days without Worries took place in Hamburg from August 22 to 23, 2020. The Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation invited needy people and people in need to spend some time together without worries. The mobile home parking lot at StrandPauli served as a place for positive encounters. There, people affected by existential worries experienced support and appreciation. Over two days, healthy meals for all ethnic groups, medical examinations and comprehensive hygienic care were offered, among other things. Around 200 volunteers and numerous supporting companies, associations and institutions ensured through their commitment that valuable help arrived directly and unbureaucratically where it was needed: with those affected.
After two successful DOCK events in 2018 and 2019, each with more than 2,500 guests, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation expanded the program this year to include a second day. On the one hand, the doubling of the duration took into account the high demand for support. On the other hand, it was intended to equalize the crowds and thus ensure that all hygiene measures to contain the Corona pandemic could be adhered to. On both days, around 1,500 people took advantage of the extensive range of services on offer.
Gewalt im Alltag 2019
The Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation dedicated its third major project in 2019 to the topic of Violence in everyday life. On Saturday, 23.11.2019, the first open information forum of this kind was held free of charge for the citizens of Hamburg at the Museum of Hamburg History.
On the Saturday, the Foundation dedicated itself to different forms of violence in everyday life to inform people about prevention, acute care and aftercare in Hamburg and Germany. The following eight topics were covered in the presentations and dialogue sessions: Forms of violence, domestic violence, violence in the digital age, violence in sports & leisure, violence in schools, violence in public spaces, violence in the workplace and violence in care.
The Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation organized its project Experience Bearers for the first time from 01.10. - 5.10.2019. Together with numerous partners from the business and social sectors as well as many volunteers, the foundation dedicated this week to the topic of loneliness in old age, because an estimated 200,000 people over 65 live in Hamburg who are affected by loneliness. To these people, the Foundation has shown in the week, which began with the World Senior Citizens' Day on 1.10.2019, opportunities locally and throughout the city, because numerous associations and institutions already care and offer a variety of offers.
But also educational institutions and the business community opened their doors and offered taster courses or show your work.
The following categories were included in the program: Technology, digitization and IT, Culture and nature, Vitality, exercise and health and Other / discoveries.
DOCK2019 – Ein Tag ohne Sorgen
For the second time, the Karin and Walter Blüchert Memorial Foundation organized the DOCK - A Day Without Worries for needy and homeless people. Over 2,800 guests came to the event under the patronage of Hamburg's second mayor, Katharina Fegebank, to take advantage of the various offerings. The event was supported by almost 200 volunteers as well as numerous associations, institutions and companies.
Throughout the day, offers such as clothing distribution, hygiene and sanitary areas, medical care of various specialties, a washing center, catering in organic quality, counseling opportunities, entertainment program and veterinary care were provided. The offers of hairdressers, beauticians, opticians and masseurs were of particular interest, because DOCK 2019 should not only be about basic care for people, but also about appreciation and things that have become a luxury for many people because of their situation.
No bletherin'. Anpacken!
No bletherin’. Anpacken! This was the theme of the meeting of representatives of foundations, aid organisations and companies on 2 June 2018 to start an intensive and productive dialogue. They met in a relaxed atmosphere on board of a former lightship and one of the largest European sailing boats – the “Atlantis” – as they sailed around Hamburg.
It was the aim of the event to provide charitable organisations with an opportunity to exchange ideas and ideas and to set up collaborations for future projects. Whilst cooking onshore together and social relationships strengthened, teams emerged sealing new and sustainable cooperations with a Hanseatic handshake at the end of an eventful day. The Karin und Walter Blüchert Gedächtnisstiftung will support each of these projects in detail and will also regularly hold meetings to bring them together again for exchange.
For more information:www.anpacken.org
DOCK2018 - a day without worries
On 20 May 2018, the DOCK2018 – Ein Tag ohne Sorgen (A Day Without Worries) was held for the first time for this purpose at the Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity. The event was for people of all ages looking for a way to spend a day without worries together. The programme not only provided for basic needs, including for animals, but was also adjusted to the individual needs of the guests according to their age. The programme had been designed to allow the visitors to rest and relax in a pleasant atmosphere or to enjoy the wide-ranging entertainment programme.
More than 2500 visitors came. They talked about their everyday needs, many of them without a fixed abode, and how much they felt the event was a safe space. Because of the positive response to DOCK2018, the Karin und Walter Blüchert Gedächtnisstiftung will continue to organise a day without worries in 2019 after all. Every person matters!
For more information: www.dock.hamburg