Crisis Lines and Support Groups in Paris

Child abuse, drug problems, HIV/AIDS, Red Cross, info for the homeless - your contacts in France...

While most crisis and support services in France are French-language only, there are some that can provide help in English, specifically those set up by anglophones for English-speakers: SOS Help Crisis, Counselling France, Cancer Support France and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Helpline Support Service
Alcoholics Anonymous
For English-language AA meeting see Angloinfo INFOrmation page
Click here
Child Abuse Tel: 119
Tel: 0 800 05 41 41
Drug Info Tel: 0 800 23 13 13
HIV/AIDS Info Tel: 0 800 840 800
Red Cross Info Tel: 0 800 858 858
Info for the Homeless Tel: 115 
Tel: 0 800 306 306
Counselling in France
Directory of English-speaking counsellors and therapists in France
Website
SOS Help: English-speaking support line for the international community in Paris
Open 15:00-23:00 daily
Tel: 01 46 21 46 46
Website 
Cancer Support France
Based in Charente but with branches across France. Website has contact details of each office
Tel: 05 45 89 30 05
email
Website
Elizabeth Finn Care
UK charity with a French branch office helps professionals in financial difficulty, providing one-off and ongoing financial help tailored to circumstances.
Also emotional support from experienced caseworkers and volunteer network
Tel: 04 68 23 43 79 
email
SOS Drug/Alcohol Addiction
Tel: 113
Rape hotline Tel: 08 00 05 95 95
SOS Victims of violent crime hotline
Tel: 08 10 09 86 09
Hepatitis information helpline Tel: 08 00 84 08 00
Public services hotline (toll number)
Tel: 39 39
English speaking support group for domestic abuse victims email

Emmaüs-France is a charity organisation which collects good, used furniture to distribute to people in need.