Due to legal reasons regarding registered association regulations, the outsourcing of operative activities of the Behandlungszentrum für Folteropfer e.V. into a new legal form has been necessary. The registration of the Zentrum Überleben gGmbH into the commercial registry took place on 21.09.2016.

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The Center for Refugee and Migration Services (now Departent for Refugee and Migration Services) has worked for many years in the area of psychosocial care for refugees and migrants in Berlin.

Since 2005, zfm has worked under the administration of the Berlin Center for Torture Victims (bzfo), offering help to men, women and children - from psychological and psychosocial counseling, to job qualification measures and education and employment placement. The zfm also maintains an outpatient center in Fürstenwalde - Brandenburg where social services and treatment are offered.

Our central field of work includes the social and therapeutic support of refugees in need of special protection, along with the implementation of qualification measures for refugees, migrant workers, German resettlers from Eastern and Southern Europe, and their family members.

The staff of the Departent for Refugee and Migration Services actively works in networking and lobbying for migrant and refugee rights. Together with other local, regional, national and European parties the zfm is strongly committed to improve migrant work and refugee politics.