Support Groups and Helplines

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

Below find information on the various support organisations and help lines on the Black Sea Coast and in Bulgaria. While some have English-speaking staff and volunteers, there is no guarantee that English will be spoken.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous (in Bulgarian) runs meetings throughout Bulgaria, some of which offer English-speaking support.

Drug Abuse

Drugsinfo provides support, rehabilitation and social integration for people with drug problems as well as consultancy and support to families and friends of drug addicts.

HIV/AIDS is a not for profit association providing information on HIV/AIDS treatment schemes in Bulgaria and helping to provide equal access to medical care for HIV-positive people.

    : 50 Debar str., Varna 9000
    Tel: 088 643 9410

Cancer Support

The aim of the Bulgarian Cancer Association (BCA) is to prevent cancer, save lives and reduce suffering though support and education.

Family Support

Animus Rehabilitation Centre is for women, adolescents and children who are victims of domestic violence.

  • Helpline Tel: 02 981 7686 (24 hours)

Children's Support

  • Children's Helpline Tel: 0800 19 100 (toll free 24/7)

Women's Support

The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) provides information, targeting the young in general. It runs health care centres for women and sex education programmes for the 14 to 19 year olds in seven cities in Bulgaria. To find a local health care centre, contact the main office in Sofia.

  • BFPA
    : 67 Knyaz Dondukov Boulevard, Sofia 1504

Victim Support

Stop Crimes is an association providing support to victims of crime and fighting corruption. Services offered include attending court cases with crime victims and referring victims to other support groups if necessary

  • Stop Crimes
    : blvd Stamboliiski N52, Sofia 1303
    Tel: 029 800 262
    email (signal a crime)
    email (signal corruption)