Information about admission criteria and house rules when staying at Huize Agnes.
Admission criteria Agnes Manor (*)
- Agnes Manor (Huize Agnes) is open to women and children who:
- do not have a valid residence permit and whose stay in the Netherlands is illegal;
- do not have a safe residence;
- are referred by another organisation;
- have a low or no income;
- agree with the house rules;
- agree to a probationary period;
- sign the contract;
- are not older than 12 years old (this applies to children of the male gender);
- are not addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling.
(*) exceptions only after consultation with the staff
Date of birth
Place of birth and country of origin
Date of arrival at Agnes Manor
End date of probationary period
Income € per
Daily concerns Wishes
What is the purpose of your stay at Agnes Manor?
The purpose of your stay at Agnes Manor is:
- to withdraw at safe haven.
- to come to your senses and focus on your future.
This could mean:
- returning to your country of origin
- gaining a permit of residence
- emigrate to another country
- find daily concerns in preparation for an income; for example
- volunteer work, babysitting, domestic help
- courses in the Dutch language or personal development
- the treatment of physical or psychological problems which cause to limp
- childeren under the age of 18 go to school
The house rules
- The exact location of Agnes Manor must be secret at all times.
- Men are not supposed to enter the house, with the exception of the police, emergency service and servicepeople.
- Orders of the volunteers must be followed.
- In the public areas the only language to be spoken is Dutch.
- The occupants are expected to have daily occupations, such as (voluntary)work, the care for little children, or courses.
- Discrimination in any kind, verbal or physical, is prohibited and leads to immediate departure of the Agnes Manor.
- Harassement is prohibited.
- Occupants with a certain income have to contribute to the living costs.
- Smoking and the use of alcohol and drugs are prohibited.
- The ……street may be accessed down to the supermarkets.
- Between 10 o’clock in the evening and 8 o’clock in the morning it must be quiet in the house:
- No cooking and washing
- No showering
- Music, radio and TV turned down
- Don’t laugh out loud of shout
- If there are sick, pregnant women or little children in the house it must also be quiet between 3 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon
- Do not enter someone else’s room without permission.
- It is prohibited to hit children.
- Children under the age of 4 can not be left alone, except when they are in bed or in a box.
- Children sleep in their own bed and must be in bed at 8 o’clock in the evening .
- Shouting, yelling and arguing are not permitted.
- Walk slowly on the staircases and don’t run in the house.
- Conversations and contact with people other than the occupants, the volunteers or aid workers must be arranged outside the door.
- The front door may only be opened after you have seen by camera who wants to enter. Strangers are not allowed to enter.
- Visits of women and children is only possible with permission of the staff.
- Nightly absence must be reported at one of the volunteers.
- It is not allowed to have any guests.
- The private rooms are looked after by its occupants.
- All the other rooms are commonly looked after.
- Except for fishes it is not allowed to have pets.
- Dutch lessons are mandatory.
- Be respectful to one another: so no talking loud and laughing. Turn down the radio, tv and.
- Do not enter someone else’s room without permission.
- If something is missing in the house, report this to one of the volunteers.
- If something is broken, report this to the coordinator.
Instructions houskeeping Agnes Manor
The next instructions are ment for:
- a better hygiene,
- the protection of the environnement,
- a reduction in costs.
- Keep broken lightbulbs and fluorescent tubes seperately, this is chemical wast don’t throw them in the normal litter bin.
- Textile, clothes and Shoes must be hand in for re-use.
- The heating in the corridor must not be turned on unless the wether is really cold. The heating should never be over 1.
- It is prohibited to throw wet babytissues, sanitary towels, pant-liners or tampons in the toilet.
- It is prohibited to throw oils or any other greasy materials in the sink.
- The refridgerator must be thawed once a month.
- Leaking taps must always be closed.
Kitchen and cooking
- Turn the hood on when you start cooking, and turn ito ff when you are finished.
- It is better to use gas than the microwave.
- It is better to use the kettle than the cooker.
- Always cook with the lid on top of the cooking pan.
- Always use the precise amount of water whenyou cook something.
- When the water starts boiling in the cooking pan, turn off the gas.
- Water that is used for cooking vegetables can be trown in the garden.
- Always cover prepared food and put it in the fridge.
- The kitchendoor should be closed as soon as possible.
- Use all the food there is, don’t throw anything away.
- You should only turn the dishwasher on when it is is full.
- During the manual wash up you must not keep the water running.
- Use as little washing-up liquid and detergent as possible, they are already strongly concentrated.
- Greassy pans must be wiped with kitchencloth before you start washing up.
- Waste of organic food and flowers must be trown in the brown bin.
- Paper, glass, cork, foil and plastic boxes must be keep apart for re-use.
- It is prohibited to throw oil or greasy material in the toilet or the sink. Put them in a bottle or a jar and put them in the orange box.
- Never throw little chemical waste,cosmetics, medication, pens or batteries in the normal garbage bin, put them in the orange bin.
- Fold together empty milk or juice packages, don’t put anything in them.
- The refridgerator must be thawn once a month.
Washing and ironing
- You can only turn on the washing machine when the drum is full.
- White and coloured laundry must be washed seperately with the right detergent.
- Use as little detergent as possible.
- Don’t use any fabric softner.
- Put the detergent in a ball and put it in the washing machine.
- White laundry must be washed at 40 degrees.
- Coloured laundry must be washed at 30 degrees.
- Extra rinsing is not necessary.
- Laundry with a lot of stains should be pre-treated.
- Wet dirty laundry must be dried before you put it in the laundry-basket.
- Laudry should always bed ried in the garden or shed, never in your room.
- Iron as little as possible.
- The dirty water from washing or sweaping the Floor must be thrown in the toilet.
- The toilet must always be the last thing to clean.
- Don’t use the toilet detergent more than once a day.
- Detergents and abrasive should be used as little as possible.
- It is prohibited to throw any wet babytissues in the toilet.
- Take less showers and try to keep it as short as possible.
- Don’t use too much shampoo, soap, toothpaste or showercream.
- First wash your hair and body, then rinse under the shower.
- First wash your hands with soap, then rinse with water.
- Close the tap when you are brushing your teeth, use a cup.
- Remove your own hair from the pluck or the sink.
- Never put the heating higher than 3.
- If you go out, turn off the heating or put it on 1.
- Put the heating on 1, 1 hour before you go to bed.
- Always close doors.
- Turn the heating off once a day, open your windows after 30 minutes to ventilate.
- Never open windows with the heating on.
- When you’re cold, start moving, put on some warm clothes and ask for an extra blanket.
- The heating in the corridor can only be used when the wether is really cold. The heating should never be over 1.
- When it gets dark close the curtains.
- Do not put any cushions, closets, bed or couches against the heating, unless there is a distance of 20 cm.
- Rechargers of phones or other machines must be removed from the power point if not used.
- Never leave televisions, computers, radios or other machines on standby, turn them off.
- Remove lamp plugs with a dimmer switch from the power point if not used.
- Switch off lights if there not necessary