Arbeitskreis Asyl Schwäbisch Gmünd e.V.

Who we are

We are a group of volunteers, who are using their free time and personal skills to tackle issues affecting refugees. We started in 1991 and since 2005 we are organised as an association. New members are welcome to show interest and get actively involved.

Our main objective is to improve the living conditions of refugees in Schwäbisch Gmünd and beyond.

We are committed to:

  • the improvement of housing standards
  • a welcoming atmosphere

the abolition of restrictive laws and practices towards refugees


Our services include

  • Assistance in the asylum process
  • Escort to doctors and administrative offices
  • Support in occupational integration and pre-occupational promotion
  • Family sponsorships
  • Contacts with interpreters
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Public relations
  • Event organising for and with refugees
  • Individual project management


Our self-concept

According to UNHCR there are more than 51 million refugees worldwide. They are fleeing from war, environmental catastrophes, hunger, poverty and from political, ethnic, religious and gender specific persecution. Only a small minority of those people manage to arrive in Germany to apply for asylum.

Living under the constant fear of deportation and being faced with extremely difficult social and cultural conditions, they are living within our community for many years. Refugees are people in need with a need for support and understanding.

The Arbeitskreis Asyl Schwäbisch Gmünd takes a part of this worldwide social responsibility. We are a non-profitable legal organisation, which is working independent from the local authorities. Our aim is to improve the living conditions of refugees in Ostalbkreis by building strong links with other human organizations and seeking conversations with public institutions. During conflicts and challenging situations, we rely exclusively on factual information, mutual exchange, differentiated perception and non violent actions at all times.