About us


Robin Hood Huset is run by the foundation Robin Hood Huset and is a drug and alcohol free, religiously neutral environment for those who have financial difficulties or who wish to expand their network. We are located in the Bergen City Centre, and have been here since 2004. The house is a place for social interaction, self-help and socio political interest work.

Robin Hood Huset works on both an individual, group and systemic level, and the work of the foundation is based on the values open, strengthening and awareness. Information about the Foundation Robin Hood Huset’s core values have been gathered in the guiding document for the foundation (only available in Norwegian).


In Robin Hood Huset you will always find a wide selections of fresh newspapers, fresh fruit and biscuits, freshly made coffee and tea. Tuesdays and Thursdays you are welcome to join us for a warm lunch between 12.00-14.00. Visitors can also use our computers with internet access, telephone and copy machine, and make use of our library.

The first Monday of every month, we gather for a house meeting at 3pm. In this meeting we give information relevant to the operation of the house, and the participants of the meeting can give their thoughts and ideas for the continued operation of the house.

You are welcome to start group activities at Robin Hood Huset. In the past we have arranged drawing and painting classes, writing groups and Norwegian language classes, to name a few, all lead by volunteers at the house.

For volunteer based organizations and groups who work in accordance with Stiftelsen Robin Hood Husets goals it is possible to borrow our space for meetings or activities outside our opening hours.

The staff and volunteers who work here are bound by a confidentiality clause with regard to everything they see and hear in the house. Our Executive Manager has a degree in social work, and has many years of experience in the municipal welfare and citizen service system. Here you can ask about almost anything, or just come in for a chat. We can’t promise that we have all the answers, but we promise that with us, good advice does NOT come with a price – they are completely free. However, we are not able to follow up individuals and their cases, or give financial support to our visitors, but we are glad to provide information about where you might get this help.

From 2015 Robin Hood Huset have strengthened our services for financially and socially disadvantaged families. We offer basic advice and guidance for parents and activities for children during school holidays. For more information about our work for families, please contact our activity leader, Ellinor Engelstad.

In 2015 we have also increased capacity for advice and guidance for job seeking immigrants from the EU and EEA area with a counselor for poor migrants. For more information about this service, please contact councilor and project manager Sebastian Ketema-Schwalbach.

We also offer an arena for integration and work training through volunteer work, and have strengthened our offers to volunteers through a collaboration with the Kavli Trust since 2016. For more information about volunteer work at Robin Hood Huset please contact our volunteercoordinator Goran Indjic.

In addition to running the meeting place Robin Hood Huset the Stiftelsen Robin Hood Huset also takes active part in sociopolitical work. We want to influence our society by raising awareness and encouraging debates about the welfare challenges of today.

Stiftelsen Robin Hood Huset is run with support from the City of Bergen, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Directorate, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, private donors and a substantial contribution from volunteers. If you wish to contribute financially, you will find our account number together with our other contact information. Small and large gifts are all gratefully received.

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