Café 104 provides support for those without official permissions to reside in Germany, for these people have few enforceable rights and are under constant threat of beeing uncovered and then deported. Café 104 accompanies their clients to the authorities, proposes applications for “Duldung” or humanitarian protection, searches for accommodation, and if required for an application, obtains a medical and psychiatric examination. Café 104 can initiate dialogue with the authorities as a possible pathway to legal status. Another important function is to provide medical and legal assistance to pregnant clients until the residence is clarified after the birth of child.
All this involved are working free of charge, voluntarily, anonymously and independently.