Samtale Taxi is available for men in Bergen who need someone to talk to. Take a ride in our Christiania Taxi driven by a qualified therapist. Our taxi looks like every other Christiania Taxi, so it’s completely anonymous and safe.
Have you experienced violence, abuse or harassment from a partner, family or others? We can help. Please contact us and we will help you find a solution.
All of our services are free.
Our services are completely anonymous and confidential.
We can provide an interpreter if needed.
You do not need a referral from a doctor to use our services.
We offer a temporary shelter if you need a safe place to stay.
Your anonymity is guaranteed. No public bodies will be contacted without your consent. We are here to help you, on your terms.
1. You are afraid of your partner when he/she is angry.
2. You are afraid to disagree with your partner.
3. You feel unworthy when your partner says that he/she loves you.
4. Your partner keeps you away from your family.
5. You have been beaten, kicked or had something thrown at you by your partner.
Men that are subjected to violence by their partners often find it difficult to talk about their situation.
Many people think that domestic abuse is limited to physical confrontation, but in truth psychological abuse can be just as damaging. Being subjected to controlling behavior, harassment and violations of basic human values can be extremely hard to handle. Fathers often live in such conditions for the sake of the children. They are afraid that no one will believe them, or that they will lose custody of their children. But they need not suffer in silence, because we can help.
Everyone’s situation is different, and the help that we offer will reflect your unique circumstances. We can also put you in touch with other support agencies such as the police, lawyers, NAV and other support services if you wish.
SAM is a help center that specializes in assisting male victims of domestic violence. We can offer advice, guidance or protection. We have several levels of consultancy; advice by phone, in-person consultation, and we can also help you – and your children – in emergency situations with a safe and temporary place to stay.
We focus on safety and self-help. We are here to help you when you feel that you are in danger, afraid of your child’s safety, or when you feel that your happiness and livelihood is in jeopardy. We know that it often feels hard to reach out, but rest assured we can help you.
All our employees have a lot of relevant experience of working with men who feel trapped in their situations, and we also have a good understanding of other cultures.