Support Groups, Helplines & Charities

Showcase Star
A non-profit organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King. Clown Eckie brings the gift of laughter to orphans and disadvantaged children, with a team of dedicated volunteers in Bangkok and remote locations throughout the country.
Showcase Star
Provides a way for British women to meet and establish a variety of social, cultural and welfare activities. Also provides assistance to a number of organisations including scholarship programs to help Thai children.
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.
Samaritans of Thailand
Volunteer support group that helps depressed or suicidal people. 24 hour, 7 days a week answer phone service in English. Leave a number and they will call back within 24 hours.
After The Wave
Thailand based charity established after the 2004 tsunami supporting families and children struggling with poverty, loss of a caregiver, ill health and more. Run by a network of education professionals, volunteers, alumni and community leaders.
Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group
Mental and emotional support for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Queen Sirikit Center, Basement Level, Chulalongkorn Hospital, 1873 Rama IV, Bangkok 10330.
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.
International Parenting Network (IPN)
Provides a wide range of parenting support services to parents and childcare professionals through events, seminars and workshops.
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Independent, international development charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
Alcoholics Anonymous
10 AA groups that meet in various locations and on different days across Bangkok. English speaking, Thai speaking, women and gay meetings. For exact details and contacts visit website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Operation Smile
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.
Plant A Tree Today Foundation
Foundation that aims to raise awareness about deforestation worldwide and environmental issues and the role forests play. Aims to educate children and adults and plant more trees. Runs a number of projects and summer camps for children.
1387 Childline Thailand
24 hours - 365 days a year, freephone helpline for children and their families; Childline also runs The Hub Saidek youth club which helps homeless and disadvantaged children in the centre of Bangkok.
The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer
Diagnostic and treatment service for breast cancer and clinical research into cancer. 1873 King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Rama IV Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330.
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.
The Education for Development Foundation (EDF)
A non profit organization dedicated to helping children in the North-East of Thailand trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty through providing scholarships and development projects for them.
Baan Dada
Childrens home and community economic development center located on the Thailand/Burma border. Home to approximately 60 disadvantaged or orphaned children.
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.
International Support Group Foundation
A non profit making organisation run by Thai and expat volunteers to help families from disadvantaged backgrounds by helping them support themselves. P.O. Box 55, Santisuk Post Office, Bangkok 10113
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.
In Search of Sanuk (ISOS)
Community for people to collaborate on ways to change the world around them; equip expats for self-activism, encourage travellers to open their eyes and challenge organizations to invest back into society. Ongoing projects and regular events.
Celiac Support Group
Support group that helps to raise awareness of Celiac Disease and build a supportive community for patients and parents to share experiences and resources. Open to all who suffer from food allergies or intolerances.
S-KIDS
Special Kids - support and counselling group for carers and parents of children with special needs.
American Womens Club
Non profit-making group promoting friendship in the American community and friendship with Thai women through cultural and philanthropic activities. All nationalities welcome. 72/1 Sukhumvit 38, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 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.
Elephantstay
Live, work and play with elephants. Experience working elephant village and culture, dedicated to the conservation of Thailands elephants by creating a sustainable future for all elephants. Located in Ayutthaya.
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.
Goodwill Group
Bangkok based charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life of young Thai women via skills training and career services. 2nd Floor Ruam Rudee Bldg. III, 51/2 Soi Ruam Rudee, Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Bangkok 10330.
Bangkok Network of Women
Support group for women of Bangkok from all nationalities, networking, assistance to those new to the city, culture shock and home sickness help.
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.
Aids Access Foundation
Provides support and counselling for adults and children living with HIV/AIDs in Thailand. Also active in awareness and educational campaigns.
Elephantstay
Stay in a working elephant village dedicated to helping the lives of elephants. Located in Ayutthaya one hour north of Bangkok.
Compassionate Friends
International self support group for families that have experienced the death of a child. Open to parents, grand-parents and siblings. Contact by email or telephone.
Bangkok Refugee Center
Provides services to refugees and asylum seekers in an attempt to better there life through different facets of aid. Provides a learning center, legal aid, social services, medical aid and vocational training.

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