Support Groups in Buenos Aires

English-speaking support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) following the 12 Steps program, drug aid, cancer support meetings, AIDS and more...

Below is information on the various support organizations and helplines in Buenos Aires. While some have English-speaking staff and volunteers, there is no guarantee that English is spoken.

Red Cross

The Argentinian Red Cross provides help in a variety of circumstances, including drug addicts and their families, people affected by HIV, immigrants and the elderly. It runs assistance centers for drug addicts and their families. The centers offer emergency and psychological help, a meeting place and a shelter. Further services include social integration classes and first aid courses, assistance in finding accommodation and much more.

  • Red Cross (Cruz Roja)
    At: Hipólito Irigoyen 2068, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4952-7200
    email

Alcoholic Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (Alcohólicos Anónimos) in Argentina has a website with lists of all the meetings throughout the country.

They organize regular meetings in English in Buenos Aires city:

  • Monday to Friday 19:00
    At
    : Av. Corrientes 718
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-13:45
    At
    : Libertad 880
  • Saturdays 19:00
    At:
    25 de Mayo 276
  • Sundays 19:00-20:00
    At
    : Juncal y Coronel Díaz
  • For a list of meetings (in Spanish) in the province of Buenos Aires: Click here

Al-Anon/Alateen hold meetings (in Spanish) for those whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking.

  • Tel: (011) 0800-333-0784 (toll free), Monday to Friday from 11:00-18:00

Drug Addiction and Support

  • Fonodroga: Telephone assistance available 24/7 phone for those suffering from drug addiction in Buenos Aires Province
    Tel: 0800-222-5462 (toll free)
  • Valorarte: Association for parents and family of drug addicts in Buenos Aires and rehabilitation center
    At: Quirno 90, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 6380-9000 / (011) 4611-1700
    email
  • CE.NA.RE.SO: Center for those recovering from a drug addiction
    At: Combate de los Pozos 2133, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4304-6248
    Open: Monday to Friday from 09:00-17:00
    email
  • Fundación Aylén: Information on drug abuse and prevention
    At: Laprida 1340, Vicente López, Greater Buenos Aires (North)
    Tel: (011) 4791-4691

Bereavement Support

  • Renacer: Provides assistance and support to parents facing their child's death
    To find a local meeting and location: Click here
  • COAD - Centro de Orientación y Acompañamiento en Duelo (Guidance and accompaniment in bereavement)
    Tel: (011) 4783-9533
  • DUELUM: Assistance and support to families, children and adolescents who have suffered the loss of a member of their family or someone close. Group and individual therapy sessions are available

Cancer Support

Children and Family Support

  • Assistance for children (in Spanish), Tel: 102 (toll free)
  • Consejo Nacional del Menor y la Familia: Counseling on work issues and family violence
    At: Roque Sáenz Peña 648. 7th floor, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 0800-222-68537 (toll free) / (011) 4345-6402/6403/7386
    Open: Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 17:00

Eating Disorders Support

  • Fundación ALCO: Support group in Buenos Aires for people with an eating disorder 
    At: Vuelta de Obligado 3555, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4704-0677
    Open: Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:45 / Saturdays 10:00 - 18.30
  • F.U.M.T.A.D.I.P: Foundation for women with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
    At: Salguero 3056 2A - Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4807-7048 / (011) 4801-5533
    email
  • Instituto Argentino de Trastornos de la Alimentación: Argentinian Institute for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia
    At: Av. Republica Argentina 1367, Rafael Calzada, Greater Buenos Aires (South)
    Tel: (011) 4219-2696
    email

Family Planning and Sexual Health

  • Sexual Health Helpline
    Tel
    : 0800 222 3444 (toll free)
  • Concebir: Support group for couples with infertility issues
    At: Tucumán 1613 6th floor C & D, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4941-9209 / 4703-0614
    email
  • Sumate a dar vida: Support group for patients with difficulties conceiving
    Tel: (011) 3220-1452
    email

HIV/AIDS Support

  • Línea SIDA: Toll free phone service for information, support and advice
    Tel: (011) 0800-333-3444
    At: Zuviría 64, Buenos Aires city
    email
  • Fundación Huésped: Organization offering support and information on AIDS/HIV
    Tel: (011) 0800-222-4837
  • Fundamind: Assistance and awareness programs for children with HIV /AIDS
    At: 24 de noviembre 140, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4957-7333 / 7111
    email

Mental Health

  • SOS - Un amigo anónimo: Helpline for people suffering from loneliness, depression, violence and drug abuse.
    Tel: (011) 4783-8888 daily from 09:00-21:00
  • Red metropolitana de salud mental: Mental health network in Buenos Aires providing psychological assistance and support. Individual or group therapies available
    Tel/Fax: (011) 4658-3737 
    email

Stop Smoking Support

  • Chau pucho: Information advice and support group for those wanting to stop smoking
    At: Aráoz 2380, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4832-7595 / (011) 4832-4800
    email
  • Dejar de Fumar: Online resource (in Spanish) providing information, assistance and support to people wanting to end their addiction to cigarettes. Meetings and treatment also take place in Buenos Aires city
    At: Laprida 1898 - Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4943-3602
    email

Women's Support

Comisarias de la mujer - Women's police stations, open 24/7:

North:

  • San Isidro: Juncal 46 
    Tel: (011) 4512-2345
    San Martín: Miter 4512 
    Tel: (011) 4512-6712

West:

  • La Matanza, San Justo: Ombú 3720
    Tel: (011) 4484-5826
    Malvinas Argentinas: Ruta 8 and Ruta 197 
    Tel: (02320) 423-193
    Merlo: Juncal 363
    Tel: (0220) 483-6060
    Morón: García Silva 923
    Tel: (011) 4629-6150

South:

  • Almirante Brown: Andrade 98
    Tel: (011) 4238-9760
  • Berazategui: Calle 160, entre 24 and 25
    Tel: (011) 4395-1283
  • Esteban Echeverría: Benavidez 223
    Tel: (011) 4296-5650
  • Florencio Varela: Sgto. Cabral and Alfonsina Storni
    Tel: (011) 4275-7185
  • Quilmes: Pilcomayo 69
    Tel: (011) 4252-0033
  • Tristán Suárez: Fariña 37
    Tel: (011) 4234-3566

Victim Support

  • Oficina de Asistencia Integral a la Víctima del Delito (OFAVI): Legal and psychological advice and support to victims of crime
    At: Pte. Perón 2455, Floor 1, Buenos Aires city
    Tel: (011) 4959-5900 ext. 4 / (011) 4959-5983
    Open: Monday to Friday, from 09.00-18.00
    email
  • Family violence helpline - with the assistance of the Police Department
    Tel: 137 (toll free)

Newcomer's Groups

BabelPsi: Weekly bilingual meetings for the English-speaking community in Buenos Aires to discuss experiences related to moving to Argentina and intercultural differences. Meetings take place in English and Spanish every Thursday at 20:00. Attendance is free of charge for the first meeting.

  • BabelPsi
    At: Soldado de la Independencia 83, 2nd floor F
    Tel: (011) 15-6253-2412
    email