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Integration and refugee aid

The integration of people with a migration history has a long tradition in the district of Hohenlohe. This website offers an overview of the most important points of contact and responsibilities to facilitate participation in everyday life and society.

Refugee aid can be seen as an independent area of volunteer work. Whether as a part of a circle of helpers or through a personal sponsor, volunteers help refugees in their daily lives and provide orientation.

Hohenlohe Integration Alliance 2025

HIB 2025
The Hohenlohe Integration Alliance (HIB) 2025 was established in early November 2015 to initiate and coordinate regional integration projects for refugees and asylum seekers. In addition to departments of the district administration, this alliance includes municipalities, charitable associations and refugee initiatives, educational institutions, the Federal Employment Agency, regional employers, chambers and other organisations. The Office for Social Assistance oversees the networking of the partners and the organisational day-to-day business.

Hohenlohe Integration Centre

The Hohenlohe Integration Centre in Künzelsau-Gaisbach houses the division “Integration” of the Office for Social Assistance. The regional integration officer, the Hohenlohe Regional Education Programme, the Hohenlohe-Main-Tauber Integration Network as well as the Hohenlohe Integration Alliance 2025 are based there. The HIB 2025 deals with matters relating to language, employment and education as well as daily life and society. The Hohenlohe Integration Centre regularly hosts integration courses, supplementary training programmes and other events in its lecture rooms.

Hohenloher Integrationszentrum
Schliffenstraße 24
74653 Künzelsau-Gaisbach

Can be reached by bus from Künzelsau: line 1 or 100, 7, 27, 28
Can be reached by train and bus from Öhringen: line 1 or 100, 7 from Waldenburg station

For contact details, please see the organisational chart.

Learning German

The German language is the key that gives access to society, the education system and the job market. There are different kinds of language courses available for refugees:

The “basic German” courses are designed to teach refugees arriving in the district of Hohenlohe basic German skills over a period of eight weeks, including the Latin alphabet, if needed.

The integration course is an intense six-month language course that ideally enables participants to reach level B1 while also offering important information about life in Germany. While there are various providers of integration courses in the district of Hohenlohe, the courses are identical in their content. A literacy course and a youth integration course are also available as special formats.

The vocational German language promotion (DeuFÖV) courses build on the integration course and equip learners with an even higher level of German, if this is required for a trainee position or access to the job market.

In addition, there are other course formats such as C1 scholarship courses as well as various measures by the Federal Employment Agency that include language training.

For an overview of available courses in the district of Hohenlohe, go to www.kursnet.arbeitsagentur.de or see this flyer.

Training & Employment

Vocational training and an employment are important steps towards successful integration. Any questions relating to training and employment should be directed to the Federal Employment Agency, the Job Centre and, if necessary, the Immigration Office.

The HIB 2025 and the INW Hohenlohe-Main-Tauber want to bring together refugees and employers and provide them with support. Since the subject of “refugees and the job market” involves a number of rules to be followed, please contact the INW or the Federal Employment Agency (not recognised persons) or the Hohenlohe Job Centre (recognised persons) and, if necessary, the Immigration Office for any questions relating to employment, training, work permits, charitable work, job shadowing and internships.

Social work with refugees & Housing administration

Social work with refugees
People engaged in social work with refugees provide social support to refugees in the district’s own collective accommodations (CA). After being recognised, refugees can use the Youth Migration Service or migration counselling.

Housing administration
The housing administration deals with tasks and questions relating to housing in the district’s own accommodations and ensures building maintenance with caretaker services. It monitors compliance with safety standards, provides initial equipment and conducts transfers. The offices are located in Würzburger Straße in Künzelsau and in Danziger Straße in Öhringen.

Immigration Office & Asylum Seekers Benefits Office

Immigration Office
The Immigration Office is responsible for decisions about the entry, stay, residence and employment of migrants who are temporarily or permanently staying in the district of Hohenlohe.
Immigration Office Öhringen – Öhringen, Pfedelbach, Zweiflingen
Immigration Office Künzelsau – all other 13 cities and municipalities

Asylum Seekers Benefits Office
The district grants benefits in accordance with the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG). The Asylum Seekers Benefits Office also grants benefits in the event of illness, approves referrals to medical specialists and handles their billing. The doctor’s appointments are arranged by the social workers or the housing administration. In addition, benefits for education and participation are granted.

After being recognised as a recognized asylum seeker/refugee, benefits are granted by the Hohenlohe Job Centre on application.

Migration counselling

Youth Migration Service (age 12 – 27)
The Youth Migration Service (JMD) offers young migrants advice, assistance and specific services in various areas. The JMD in the district of Hohenlohe is incorporated into the social welfare associations Kreisdiakonieverband Hohenlohekreis and DRK Kreisverband Hohenlohe e. V.

Migration counselling (from age 27)
Migration counselling for adult migrants in the district of Hohenlohe is offered by Caritas Heilbronn-Hohenlohe within the first three years.

Volunteer work

In the 16 municipalities of the district of Hohenlohe, volunteers have been committed to helping refugees and asylum seekers for decades. They often form circles of helpers and provide valuable support by organising welcome events, language lessons and social gatherings as well as by providing assistance with filling out forms and accompanying them to official appointments.

For general information on refugee aid volunteer work or if you would like to get in touch with a local circle of helpers to become involved yourself, please contact the HIB 2025. If you have questions about a specific case, please contact the Diakonie.

On the website www.ehrenamt-hohenlohekreis.de, you can also find education opportunities and vacancies for volunteers in the district of Hohenlohe. Feel free to have a look.You are interested in other volunteer work? The Service for Active Citizens is available for any questions or suggestions.

Contacts & Responsibilities

Ansprechpersonen Ehrenamt in der Geflüchtetenhilfe
Landratsamt Hohenlohekreis
Dr. Mark Tobias Wittlinger
Tel. 07940 93769-17

Kreisdiakonieverband Hohenlohekreis
Kontaktstelle Flucht & Asyl
Verena von Wedel
Mobil 01765 2496816

Caritas Region Heilbronn-Hohenlohe
Meike Kulike
Mobil 0176 18980988

Siehe Amt für Ordnung und Zuwanderung.

Ausländeramt Künzelsau
Siehe Amt für Ordnung und Zuwanderung.

Ausländeramt Öhringen
Siehe Stadtverwaltung Öhringen.

Landratsamt Hohenlohekreis
Tatjana Wiegel
Tel. 07940 93769-18

Bundesagentur für Arbeit
Austr. 10
74653 Künzelsau
Tel. Arbeitnehmer: 0800 45555-00
Tel. Arbeitgeber: 0800 45555-20
Tel. Familienkasse: 0800 45555-30

Flüchtlingsrat Baden-Württemberg
Flüchtlingsrat Baden-Württemberg e. V.
Hauptstätter Straße 57
70178 Stuttgart
Tel. 0711 / 55 32 83-4
Fax. 0711 / 55 32 83-5

Info-Hotline 0711 / 55 32 83-4
Montag – Freitag 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr

Handwerkskammer Heilbronn-Franken
Figen Sülün
Integration durch Ausbildung, Perspektiven für Flüchtlinge
Allee 76
74072 Heilbronn
07131 791-123

Landratsamt Hohenlohekreis
Integrationsbeauftragter für die Belange von Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund
Dr. Mark Tobias Wittlinger
Tel. 07940 93769-17

Gefördert vom Ministerium für Soziales und Integration Baden-Württemberg

Integrationskoordinatorin Alltag und Gesellschaft

Landratsamt Hohenlohekreis
Integrationskoordinatorin Alltag und Gesellschaft
Sonja Schäfer
Tel. 07940 93769-16

Integrationskoordinator Sprache und Arbeit
Landratsamt Hohenlohekreis
Integrationskoordinator Sprache und Arbeit
Dr. Mark Tobias Wittlinger
Tel. 07940 93769-17

Jobcenter Hohenlohekreis
Jobcenter Hohenlohekreis
Würzburger Straße 30
74653 Künzelsau

Auskunft Leistung/Eingangszone:
Tel. 07940 9151-581
Fax  07940 9151-773

Auskunft Markt und Integration:
Tel. 07940 9151-582
Fax 07940 9151-774

Montag bis Freitag 08:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr  
Donnerstag 13:00 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr   
Donnerstag ab 16.00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr nur für Berufstätige geöffnet

Kontaktstelle Flucht & Asyl
Angebot für ehrenamtlich Tätige, Beratung für geflüchtete Menschen und Integration in den Arbeitsmarkt. Die Kontaktdaten entnehmen Sie bitte dem Flyer.

Ansprechpartner am Schulamt Künzelsau zum Thema Integration und Sprachförderung an allgemeinbildenden Schulen

Homepage Schulamt

Welcome Center Heilbronn-Franken

Das Welcome Center Heilbronn-Franken unterstützt: internationale Fach- und Arbeitskräfte und deren Familien, kleine und mittlere Unternehmen in der Region, die ausländische Fachkräfte einstellen (möchten) und (regionale) Behörden und Organisationen.

Wirtschaftsregion Heilbronn-Franken GmbH
Abt. Welcome Center Heilbronn-Franken
Zimmer 1.20
Weipertstraße 8-10
74076 Heilbronn
07131 7669-868


Siehe Amt für Ordnung und Zuwanderung.