Support for separating families
Every year, many children experience the separation of their parents. Often one parent then lives far away from the child, in a different city or even a different federal state. For separated fathers and mothers who want to maintain contact and continue to actively take on parenting responsibilities, the initiative "Die Familienhandwerker" ("The Family Craftsmen") arranges overnight accommodation and temporary playrooms. Find out how the model works here.
After a separation, many things are different, but one thing remains: The love for the children. If you want to maintain closeness and a bond despite long distances, you have to make regular trips. But weekend visits can quickly become expensive in the long run. You may also be asking yourself: How can I manage this financially and where is a suitable meeting place for me and my child or children? "Die Familienhandwerker" offer uncomplicated support for separating families so that parental love remains effective even over distance. The initiative arranges temporary playrooms and free overnight stays with volunteer hosts throughout Germany.
The Family Craftsmen service is funded by grants and donations. Where possible, you participate with a low monthly parental contribution. You can choose between two service packages:
You can find out more about the detailed content of the service packages on the website "This is what membership entails".
The family craftsmen are an initiative of Flechtwerk 2+1 gemeinnützige GmbH, which offers nationwide support for separating families. The initiative is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, among others.
All information for parents can be found on the Internet portal Die Familienhandwerker.
The family craftsmen can be reached by phone from
Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm and
Friday from 10 am to 12 noon
by calling 089 92927-101 or on mobile at 0151 19026387.
You are also welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The family craftsmen also publish tips for mothers and fathers who are separating on their Instagram channel "die.familienhandwerker".