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Helplines: Crisis Lines and Support Groups on the French Riviera
Contact numbers for help in the event of child abuse, violence against women, drugs, HIV/AIDS. Plus contacts for free AIDS tests, Red Cross, information for the homeless, family planning and counselling...
While most crisis and support services in France are French-language only, there are some that can provide help in English, specifically those set up by anglophones for English-speakers: SOS Help Crisis, Counselling France, Cancer Support France and Alcoholics Anonymous.
|Helpline Support Service|
|Alcoholics Anonymous (French Riviera)
English-speaking Helpline (24 hours):
Calling from outside France
|Website (in English)
Tel: 0820 200 257
Tel: +33 4 93 01 90 20
|Cancer Support Group 06
Cancer support group for English speakers. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 15:30 in the conference room of the Centre Azuréen du Cancerologie. Open to patients, their families and care givers.
|Tel: 06 69 33 78 40
|CLIC - Centre Local d'Information et de Coordination
French public office which provides information and orientation (help with everyday life and contacts the French administration) to the aged, pensioners, and disabled people. Contact information can be found on the Conseil General's website.
|Elizabeth Finn Care
UK charity with a French branch office helps professionals in financial difficulty, providing one-off and ongoing financial help tailored to circumstances. Also emotional support from experienced caseworkers and volunteer network
|Tel: 04 68 23 43 79
French NGO helping women in violent domestic situations, women who've been victims of sexual violence and rape, women experiencing sexual harassment and more. SOS Femmes also manages women's shelters.
|Tel: 3919 (French)
Website (in English)
Women and Children
Accueil Femmes Solidarité is a sanctuary for victims of domestic abuse - battered women - in Nice (address available to victims only).
- Accueil Femmes Solidarité:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00-15:00
Wednesday: Telephone only
Tel: 04 93 82 10 75
Fax: 04 93 52 17 81
- Saint Roch Hospital, Nice - Medical help: Monday 14:00 to 17:30
- La Maison du Droit et de la Justice (L'Ariane district) - Legal help: Wednesday 13:00-16:00 (by appointment only)
All services are neutral, confidential and aim at helping the victim to find the appropriate service.
Access is provided to information and help on:
- social rights - professional re-integration, lodging
- juridical rights - information, advice and assistance regarding interests in the case of legal action
- medical rights - (re)opening of health rights - universal medical insurance, CMU (Couverture Maladie Universelle) and CPAM psychological help (group and individual sessions)
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