You can make a difference

As a resident of an apartment block, you might sometimes feel that your neighbour is not doing so well.

Oftentimes, you might not know who to contact with your concerns about relationship violence, extreme poverty, child maltreatment, drug abuse or criminality. As these situations usually take place behind closed doors, sensitivity is required on our part, as fellow human beings.

Remember that nobody can fix everything, but everyone can do something – don’t be afraid to show your concern.

Making a difference does not mean literally getting involved in a fight. It means acting with compassion and care. It may be a matter of knocking on a door, or acting together with neighbours when there is a need for safety and support. Or you may need to call the police in an emergency or threatening situation.

Salabostäder is providing this information to help you understand who you can turn to with your concerns, and how you, as a fellow human being, can make a difference.
Here is some contact information that may be useful.
Your intervention could make a difference.

Suspected child maltreatment

Social services – children and youth unit
for reporting your concerns regarding minors.
0224 – 74 96 20

BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society)
hotline for children.
116 111

BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society)
for adults concerned about a child.
077 – 150 50 50

Socialjouren (Social workers’ emergency service)
can always be reached through the police in case of emergency or after office hours.
112 (for emergencies) or 114 14

Do you suspect mental illness, drug abuse of extreme poverty?

Social services – adult unit
for advice, reporting your concerns, or regarding drug abuse or violence.
0224 – 74 96 30

Social services – assistance unit
for advice and questions concerning elderly individuals.
0224 – 74 90 69

Are you in fear of relationship violence?

Police 112 (emergencies) or 114 14

Social services – adult unit
0224 – 74 96 30

Sala Women’s Shelter
0224 – 182 89, 072 – 568 19 93

Somaya – shelter for women and girls – multi-lingual support available.
020 – 81 82 83

National Women’s Helpline
for advice and information
020 – 50 50 50

Victim Support Sweden
116 006

“Choose to stop”
– national confidential phoneline, if you are at risk of hurting your loved ones
020 – 55 56 66

Animal abuse

County Administrative Board hotline
010 – 224 96 00

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