Support Groups

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is part of the Christian church and a registered charity. It is present over almost all France, and the website gives details for the Rhone Alps region.
Cancer Support France
English-speaking association providing advice, support and information to those with cancer as well as their families. Branch in Grenoble. Contact Craig Alciati.
SOS Help
Professionally trained listeners available from 3 to 11pm daily to offer emotional support specifically to Anglophones in France. Confidential and non-profit service, linked to the Samaritans. Free but for the regular price of the call.
Playgroup Programme
Mother-to-Mother Support group (<0 – 9 mths); Playgroups (6mths – 4 yrs) and English Literacy Classes (4 – 10yrs). Located at Crossroads Church Chemin de la Brunette, Ferney Voltaire (01)
AVF Grenoble (Accueil des Ville Francaises)
French organisation established to help newcomers to an area (French and foreign) find the information and social integration they may need. Based at 6 Rue Berthe de Boissieux, Grenoble (38).
Alcoholics Anonymous
Support structure for alcoholics and recovering alcoholics with meetings in English on Saturdays at the Crossroads Church, Fernay Voltaire (01).
Open House Grenoble
Supports the English-speaking population in Grenoble. Founded in 1987, Open House runs a range of activities: baby group, playgroup, story time, wine tasting, cookery demonstrations, lunches, outdoor activities and book groups.
Calibre Audio Books
UK charity, Calibre, supplies audio books in English on cassette or disk to visually impaired and disabled people. The free service is available to members (registration can be made via the website). Free postal service to anywhere in Europe.
AVF Meylan (Accueil des Ville Francaises)
French organisation established to help newcomers to an area (French and foreign) find the information and social integration they may need. Based at Gymnase des Ayguinards, 3 rue le Poulet, Meylan (38).
English Speakers Association of Haute-Savoie
Association for English speaking expatriates and locals in Haute Savoie. Outings, English for kids, sports activities and fund raising events organised.

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