La Strada - the drug help centre of the AHF

La Strada – Drogenhilfezentrum der AIDS-Hilfe Frankfurt
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La Strada is the drug help centre of the AHF and offers drug users in Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel basic care and practical survival assistance. The services offered range from counselling with help to get out of drugs to a separate room for the safer consumption of drug, and follows the concept of an attentive, low-threshold drug support work with the following goals:

  • Offer a place of rest and protection
  • Promote health
  • Initiate and support requests for change
  • Advocating for better political conditions

La Strada is mainly visited by homeless drug users who mainly use heroin, cocaine and crack. Especially the use of crack has increased significantly in recent years. The average age of the clients is about 35 years. What is striking is the strong physical deterioration of the clients up to acute states of exhaustion.

The number of psychological problems, sometimes associated with violence and aggression, has increased significantly. Many are infected with hepatitis (B and C) and HIV. The proportion of clients without a German passport is above average.

 La Strada offers

  • A contact centre
  • Drug consumption room
  • Low-threshold drug counselling
  • Psychiatric / psychotherapeutic consultation hours
  • Legal advice
  • Overnight stays

Address:
60329 Frankfurt
Mainzer Landstraße 93

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Opening hours:
Monday 8.30am - 7.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 2pm
Wednesday – Friday 8.30am - 7.30pmr
 
 
 
Blick in ein Doppelzimmer
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Blick in ein Doppelzimmer

Overnight accommodation for drug users:

La Strada has 23 overnight places for 9 women (on an extra floor) and 14 men. This facility is open daily from 8 p.m. to 8.30 a.m., admission is daily from 8.30 a.m. onwards.