Support Groups

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Madrugada is a non-profit organization. We have 3 charity shops which generate income to enable Madrugada to provide a valuable service to our community by supporting people and their families affected by life-limiting illness.
Madrugada-Luz Support Centre
Supports individuals from diagnosis of a life limiting illness offering counselling, nutritional and general health advice, information, complementary therapies, creative and physical activities, support groups and education.
APAV - Victim Support
The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) is a private charitable organisation, recognised by law with statutory objective to inform, protect and support citizens who have been victims of crime.
APAV - Victim Support
The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) is a private charitable organisation, recognised by law with statutory objective to inform, protect and support citizens who have been victims of crime. Also in Portimao, V.R, Loule and Tavira.
Algarve CoDA
English meeting held Tuesday evenings at 18:30 at Centro de Estudos e Formacao de Lagoa, Rua Dr Fonseca de Almeida, Lagoa. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and fulfilling relationships.
CanCare
Cancer support group for ladies. Members help each other through the trauma of cancer and beyond by sharing experiences and a positive attitude. Contact Joan.
Associacao Portuguesa dos Doentes Parkinson - Portimao
Support association for Portuguese and British sufferers of Parkinsons disease and their carers. Allows members to meet, obtain information and share experiences. At Rua dos Tres Bicos, Lote 3A - Cave, Portimao.
Centre Algarve
Holiday guest accommodation for people with special needs and their families and caregivers. Slated to open in 2012, the centre is located in the resort area of Fuseta.
Alcoholic Anonymous
Meeting held on Tuesday at 20:00. Also meetings at five other venues across the Algarve. At Sta Casa da Misericordia de Albufeira, Rua Almirante Gag Coutinho, Bairro dos Pescadores, Albufeira.
Safe Communities Algarve
Community platform dedicated to public safety, crime prevention in the Algarve. Promoting safer communities, enhanced security awareness and reduction of crime victimization. Download crime prevention information. INFOsheet: Online Crime Reporting.
Associacao Portuguesa dos Doentes Parkinson - Faro
Support association for Portuguese and British sufferers of Parkinsons disease and their carers. Allows members to meet, obtain information and share experiences. At Praca Jose Afonso 11 - R/C, Faro.
Nova Vida Recovery Centre
Addiction treatment/rehabilitation centre located Vale Judeu Almancil. Various treatment programmes specifically designed to meet individual needs for addictive disorder, trauma, executive burnout, eating disorders. At Vale Judeu, Loule.
ICF Mums and Pop-ins
Playgroup for children aged 3 and under and their mothers. Unites ICF mums and Pop-ins groups every Wednesday 09:45-12:00. Contact Marina. Held in the church fellowships room, The Bridge, Cedipraia, Portimao.
Mums and Tots
Mother and toddler group for children up to the age of 5. Runs every Tuesday 10:00-12:00. With messy play, jumping, puzzles, puppets, sing song, climbing and other activities. Located in ICC Chuch Hall, 8600-000 Lagos.
Explorers & Climbers
Mother and toddler group organising crafts, songs and fun activities for children. Open every Tuesday morning 09:45-11:30. At Lagoa Christian Fellowship hall, Vale de Lousas EN125, Alcantarilha.

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