It is normal to be different - our commitment to people with disabilities

We offer people with disabilities a wide range of housing and care options for a life that is as self-determined as possible.

In our AWO services and facilities we support the self-determined life of people who are limited in their physical, mental and/or cognitive abilities or who suffer from psychological problems.

You can find information about our services here Services for people with disabilities or directly on the homepage of our subsidiary Der Sommerberg AWO Betriebsgesellschaft mbH.

The Sommerberg Website

The legal basis for our work is the Federal Partial Participation Act (BTHG). It aims to improve the living situation of people with disabilities in the sense of more participation and more self-determination.

BTHG Website

Contact person for general questions about integration assistance:

  • Susanne Drews

    Susanne Drews
    Speaker central and member association

    Phone: 0221 57998–176

Therapeutic pedagogical services in day-care centres and day-care centres for children

The Rhineland Regional Council is responsible for therapeutic pedagogical services in day-care centres and day-care centres for children. Our Children and Youth Department informs and advises the providers of day-care facilities on educational, legal and economic questions and issues.

Contact person for advising the support organisations:

  • Pauline Krogull

    Pauline Krogull
    Speaker central and member association

    Phone: 0221 57998–179

Adults with disabilities

All people have the same rights, including the right to participate and the right to make their own decisions.

We are committed to enabling people with mental, physical or psychological disabilities to live the way they want to.

Together with you, the Sommerberg staff will find the right support. At your home, in one of our daily support programmes or in our residential offers. We plan everything very carefully with you. We are also happy to help you apply for benefits. Would you like to learn more?

If you would like to know more about what the Sommerberg has to offer or are looking for the right contact person:

The Sommerberg Website

Further offers for people with disabilities can be found here:

AWO facilities database