Support Groups, Helplines & Charities
LEAP: L(earning) E(ducation) A(dvocacy) P(rogram)
Parent-run group that serves as a point of contact for parents in need of support, referrals and information concerning their children’s special needs including learning disabilities, developmental delays, sensory integration and autism.
Bangkok Area Homeschool Network
Support network for home schooling families. Provides a network to discuss teaching methods, curriculums and available resources. Also gives children regular contact with each other through field trips, play times and group classes. Contact by email.
The Rainbow Room
A special needs awareness centre and support group for parents who have children with behavioural and developmental challenges including Down syndrome, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. 30 Soi Saengchai Sukhumvit 38, Bangkok.
Caring Hearts for AIDS Foundation
Non profitable organisation running a school named by Princess Sirindhorn for abandoned and orphaned girls. Also educates students to understand how to protect themselves from AIDS/HIV. 318-318/1 Sukhumvit 14, Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoei 10110.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center
Provides treatment and care for those with HIV/AIDS at the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Also a research center. Medical records of previous treatment will be required. Close to Ratchadamri BTS. 1873 Rama IV Rd, Silom, Bangkok 10500.
Charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for under privileged children throughout the country. 29/1 Piya Place Langsuan Tower, Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok. Needed donations welcome.
Australian-New Zealand Womens Group
Open to all Australian and New Zealand women, and those with strong ties with Australia and New Zealanders. The group organises regular activities including a playgroup, tennis, netball, needlework and bridge. Many charity functions.
Second Chance Bangkok
Not-for-profit group committed to the values of sustainability and social equality by recycling household and office items, providing employment for people who have experienced barriers and financing existing projects to support the needy in Bangkok.
Fatima Self-Help Center
Helps young girls and women to break out of poverty and debt by providing a supplementary income in the production of a variety of handicrafts which can be purchased at the shop on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. Self help center at 413 Asoke Dindaeng Rd. 10400.
Special Kids - support and counselling group for carers and parents of children with special needs.
Narcotics Anonymous Thailand
Fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a problem, to provide help and support for those that want to stay free of drugs. With a 24 hour narcotics anonymous help line. Meetings in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and other locations in Thailand.
BAMBI - Bangkok Mothers & Babies International
Provides advice and support for parents of all nationalities. Runs a number of support groups - adoption, fertility, allergies, special kids, working mothers, single parents and breast cancer. P.O Box 1078, Suanphlu, Bangkok 10121.
HDF Mercy Centre
Builds and operates schools, improves family health and welfare, protect street childrens, combats the AIDS crisis, responds to daily emergencies and offers shelter to street children and those with AIDS. 100/11 Kae-ha Klong Toey 4, Bangkok 10110.
Sister Joan Evans PBVM
Sister Joans mission in the communities of Klong Toey aims to encourage, assist and support children and young people from a disadvantaged background to obtain an education. Her donation philosophy is simple, a little bit of money goes a long way.
Club Canada Thailand (CCT)
Non-profit social and welfare group for Canadians and friends of Canada. Supports a number of charities in Thailand including schools and mine victims. Provides recreational, cultural and educational activities. Social evenings and lunches.