Support Groups

AVF Accueil des Villes Francaises
National assocation that provdes support and a welcome service to those moving to a new area. Volunteers are trained to help with advice and organising social activies.
AVF Beaune
French organisation to welcome newcomers and recently relocated families to the area. Open Tuesday 14:30-17:00. Maisons des Associations, 19 rue Poterne, Beaune (21).
AVF Dijon
French organisation helping newcomers learn about the area and meet locals. The Dijon group has a regular coffee group on Thursday nights and a young mothers and baby group exists. Open Tuesday and Thursday 14:30-17:00. 64 rue Vannerie, Dijon (21).
AVF Cosne-sur-Loire
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the area. Open Tuesday and Thursday 14:00-17:00. Closed during school holidays. Le Vieux Château, 10 rue Alphonse Baudin, Cosne-sur-Loire (58).
AVF Luzy-Morvan
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the area. The group covers a large part of Southern Burgundy. Open Tuesday 14:00-16:30. 7 rue Voltaire, Luzy (58).
AVF Nevers
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the area. Learn about the town and meet locals. Open Tuesday 14:00-17:00 at Salle du Beffroi, rue des Boucherie, Nevers (58).
AVF Chalon-sur-Saone
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the area. Good for those looking to meet French locals and learn about the area. Open Tuesday 14:00-17:00, closed during school holidays. 20 rue du Rempart Saint-Vincent, Chalon-sur-Saone (71).
AVF Paray-le-Monial
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the area. Learn about the region and town and meet locals. Open Friday 10:00-12:00, closed during school holidays. CAP rue Pierre Lathuilière, Paray-le-Monial (71).
AVF Auxerre
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the area. Cultural activities on a regular basis. Open Monday 14:15-16:15 and Friday 09:30-11:30. Salle Felser, Passage Soufflot, Auxerre (89).
AVF Joigny
French organisation welcoming newcomers to Joigny. September to December open Monday and Thursady 14:00-17:00. January to June open Thursday 14:00-17:00. 5 rue Boffran, 1st floor, Joigny (89).
AVF Sens
French organisation welcoming newcomers to Sens. Open Monday and Friday 14:30-16:30. 3 rue Thénard, 2nd floor, Sens (89).
AVF Tonnerre
French organisation welcoming newcomers to the Tonnerre area. Open Tuesday 14:00-16:00 at the Office de Tourism, Place Marguerite de Bourgogne, Tonnerre (89).
AA Lyon
Support structure for alcoholics and recovering alcoholics with meetings in English on Wednesday evenings from 20:00 at 20 rue Sala, Lyon 69002.
SOS Help
English speaking emotional support helpline. Call between 15:00 and 23:00.
Womens Blog
Online blog for women suffering domestic abuse, sexual problems, racial prejduice or marital problems and other issues that may be affecting you as an expat woman.
La Leche League
Breastfeeding support group. Provides information and support to breastfeeding mothers. No English-speaking meetings in Burgundy but English-speaking consultants are available, phone numbers on website. French meetings throughout Burgundy.
Association of American Wives of Europeans
Group that protects the rights of Americans married to Europeans and their children. 34 avenue de New York, Paris (75).
Association France-Grande Bretagne, Lyon & Rhone
Non-profit organisation which aimes to promote cultural links between the French and British community. Regular activities organised in the Lyone and Rhone region.
Counselling In France
Online directory of English speaking counsellors, including helplines.

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