In this master's thesis, the personal burdens, the subjective health assessment and the coping strategies of the female employees in Austrian women's shelter, women's advisory centers and protection centers were examined. It was found out which topics are particu-larly distressing, which coping strategies are perceived as particularly helpful in mastering everyday working life and how the target group subjectively assesses their own health. Likewise, the offers from the employer to support the self-care workers were part of the research work. The survey took place in the period from August to September 2018. Us-ing a quantitative online questionnaire, 124 female employees of various aid organizations for women affected by violence were asked about these topics. The results were evaluated descriptively using SPSS and multivariate analysis techniques. One result of this research is that more than half of respondents say they have a low or very low level of load and only 16% of general sick leave is due to workload. Particularly stressful topics for the target group include the insight into human misery, the high bureaucracy, the time and cost pressure such as the high number of clients. In principle, all the coping strategies offered for selection are considered helpful. Particularly helpful at the individual level are the coping strategies: sufficient sleep, humor, demarcation, family and friends as well as set own limits. In the area of institutional coping strategies, the team cohesion, the support from the company and the regular exchange with the teammates are considered to be particularly helpful in coping with the experiences in the profession.